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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Deficits

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1 Hour  

This course will provide an overview for speech-language pathologists regarding how alcohol consumption during pregnancy affects the structure and function of a child's developing brain. It will also describe symptoms of alcohol-related speech/language deficits in children of varying ages from infancy through adolescence, as well as list challenges with reliable identification and diagnosis of alcohol-related deficits.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list the terms associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain FASD-related diagnostic challenges.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how prenatal alcohol abuse can change the structure and function of the developing brain.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe symptoms of alcohol- related speech/language deficits in children of varying ages.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Overview of alcohol-related disorders and relevant statistics
10-40 Minutes Overview of changes in brain structure and function related to alcohol damage
40-55 Minutes Overview of alcohol-related symptomatology in children of varying ages
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A

Course Presenter

tatyana elleseff

Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP

Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally and domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders. She received her MA from NYU, her Bilingual Extension Certification from Columbia University as well as several ACE awards for continuing education from ASHA. She is a member of NY and NJ, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) multidisciplinary teams, the aim of which is to provide specialized services including speech language assessment and intervention to children identified or presenting with features of FASD.  Tatyana’s articles have been published in several magazines including Adoption Today, Adoption Australia, and Advance for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. In addition to previously presenting on Speechpathology.com, Tatyana has presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations including New York University, New Jersey Speech Language and Hearing Convention, American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship , New Jersey Taskforce on Child Abuse and Neglect as well as North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). 

Presenter Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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