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Course Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: From Identification to Intervention

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    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: From Identification to Intervention

    This course is free for Access Pass subscribers.

    Course description: Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of preventable developmental disabilities worldwide. Recent studies have indicated that roughly 1 in 20 people meet criteria for a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), although less than 1% of people actually receive a diagnosis. This course will explore the FASD diagnostic process, including identification and evaluation. The presenter will uncover common comorbidities and misdiagnoses for children with FASD. This course will also explore common communication deficits in people with FASD and will offer techniques and intervention strategies for how to promote support and success for clients with FASD.

    Presented by Elizabeth Cleveland, ABD, CCC-SLP

    Date: Monday, September 21, 2020.

    Time: 4pm pacific | 5pm mountain | 6pm central | 7pm eastern

    Elizabeth Cleveland is on the faculty at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. She is the Co-Director of Training for the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program and is the Co-Director of the Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center, Arkansas's first fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)-specific diagnostic and intervention clinic. Elizabeth's research is in cognition, executive functioning, and auditory working memory in children with FASD.

    Duration: 1 hour.

    This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

    ASHA subject code: 3030

    ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.

    Agenda:
    0:00 - Introductions and lecture begins.
    0:50 - Finalize lecture and address any remaining questions from participants.
    1:00 - Lecture ends and exam opens up for participants.

    Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

    Course pre-requisites: None.

    Key learning outcomes:

    As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

    1. Identify biomarkers and behavioral characteristics of various diagnoses under the FASD umbrella.
    2. Describe the importance of an FASD diagnosis for children and adolescents.
    3. List communication difficulties that people with FASD may experience.
    4. Summarize various intervention strategies and techniques for people with FASD. 

    Instructor disclosures:

    • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
    • Presenter receives a salary from The University of Central Arkansas.
    • Presenter is the Co-Director and Founder of the Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center, Arkansas's first FASD-specific diagnostic clinic.

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requires completing an exam. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course. Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a signature from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.