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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary perspectives
     

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary perspectives

by Barry Carpenter OBE
 

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Children with FASD have emerged as a major new phenomenon within the education, health and social care systems of the UK, with current prevalence rates suggest that one in 100 children have FASD.

With contributions from experts on the topic from around the world, this book offers a holistic insight into FASD. Its multi disciplinary approach makes it an invaluable

Overview

Children with FASD have emerged as a major new phenomenon within the education, health and social care systems of the UK, with current prevalence rates suggest that one in 100 children have FASD.

With contributions from experts on the topic from around the world, this book offers a holistic insight into FASD. Its multi disciplinary approach makes it an invaluable companion to how we understand and overcome the complex social, educational and health needs associated with this growing group of children and young people.

This book will establish the evidence base that would enable services to build, grow and respond on the basis of coherent and comprehensive knowledge across a range of disciplines. It recognises that families — natural, fostered or adopted — are at the heart of this process, and that the rich knowledge base grounded in the lived experience is crucial. It is only by working with families that our society will meet its responsibilities and obligations to individuals with FASD across their lifespan.

Any educational or health professional working with children with FASD and their families will find this book a seminal and authoritative resource.

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'In this book a growing and diverse literature is cleverly brought together by leaders in the field. It is well written and the novelty of the research reported and the approaches to understanding the real life challenges of FASD are compelling. This books makes one appreciate that FASD is a major concern for all professionals who deal with children and that we must keep up to date. It also provides a map of the available evidence for what can be done to help. It is relevant to, and a ‘must read’ for, all professionals who deal with children with complex neurodevelopmental needs, among whom will be some with FASD, and for professionals who can influence outcomes for the next generation of children.' - David Dossetor, Director of Mental Health, Sydney Children's Hospital Network

'This book is highly recommended to social policy personnel, university educators or allied health professionals and frontline professionals in children’s services. This book can and will greatly enhance society’s knowledge and understanding of this devastating but preventable disability. In doing so, it is hoped that we may see these children and adults who are living with FASD within our social services provision and respond appropriately.' - Liam Curran, Certified FASD Educator

'FASDs were something I knew very little about before picking up this book; I now feel that I have a much greater understanding of the wider problems associated with these conditions and their impact on a child's health, education and social and emotional development.' - Victoria Mason, Scondary School Communication Centre Teacher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415670159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Pages:
360

Meet the Author

Barry Carpenter OBE is Associate Director (SEN) at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. He is a Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, and is also Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester. He has previously published for Sunfield Publication and David Fultons. In 2001 he was a awarded an OBE for his services to children with special educational needs.

Jo Egerton is a Research Associate for the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome UK (NOFAS-UK).

Carolyn Blackburn is currently Project Officer and lead researcher for a project funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) looking at the educational implications of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Susan Fleisher is Executive Director of the The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK (NOFAS-UK).

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