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Course # 5760
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Deficits

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Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

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

This course was recorded on February 12, 2013


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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

Average Rating

(293 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 293 reviews

Review by: debra on June 21, 2016
New information to me that I can immediately relate to my working environment
Review by: Virginia on June 18, 2016
The information was well presented.
Review by: lynn on June 9, 2016
Presented well
Review by: Member on June 4, 2016
There was a lot of information that was repetitive. When deficits are seen in toddlers, then also school age, it could be listed and discussed together. Also, there was a lot of listing negatives and no information on ways to address any. Although that may be coming up in the next session.
Review by: Anika on June 1, 2016
I especially appreciated the myths about fetal alcohol syndrome that were debunked.
Review by: Michael on May 30, 2016
Great knowledge of subject
Review by: kristen on May 21, 2016
presenter very well spoken. material applicable and interesting
Review by: Lee on May 19, 2016
Information was applicable to SLP needs
Review by: Member on May 18, 2016
Presentation was clear and concise and gave excellent examples and statistics.
Review by: Member on May 13, 2016
Review by: Member on May 10, 2016
Good, detailed, new information.
Review by: Marianne on April 27, 2016
Fascinating topic and presentation!
Review by: Sandy on March 30, 2016
I liked the clarity of the presenter.
Review by: Marlene on March 21, 2016
very informative
Review by: Member on February 21, 2016
very informative
Review by: Rosita on February 20, 2016
It lacked more in depth details and not just the written content on presentation notes.
Review by: Member on February 12, 2016
Good info.
Review by: Monica on February 3, 2016
easy to follow
Review by: Member on January 20, 2016
Presenter did a great job of layering and developing the topic.
Review by: Member on January 9, 2016
interesting topic
Review by: Member on December 31, 2015
Very interesting topic, very informative and thorough.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2015
Very informative
Review by: molly on December 29, 2015
Great information and data!
Review by: Member on December 28, 2015
Good information
Review by: Mary on December 28, 2015
Some of the data was confusing.
Review by: Member on December 23, 2015
A good overview of a topic area I am not very familiar with.
Review by: Kathleen on December 19, 2015
Great information
Review by: Member on December 4, 2015
Great in depth information on this subject.
Review by: Member on November 29, 2015
The audio cut out a few times. I felt the speaker spoke too fast and was hard to understand at times.
Review by: Member on November 28, 2015
The speaker was excellent and the material was pertinent.
Review by: Luba on November 14, 2015
great content
Review by: Member on November 11, 2015
Interesting content
Review by: Kristen on November 8, 2015
Through review
Review by: Member on November 3, 2015
It filled in some gaps for me
Review by: Member on October 30, 2015
This was very interesting information.
Review by: Member on September 25, 2015
Lots of valuable information and well organized
Review by: Member on September 14, 2015
Great information about anatomy and deficits.
Review by: Member on August 27, 2015
Good information, will research more about FASD
Review by: Member on August 25, 2015
A lot of information was shared.
Review by: Member on August 24, 2015
very interesting, well organized
Review by: Member on August 17, 2015
This topic isn't discussed much, so it was interesting to hear about.
Review by: Stephanie on July 21, 2015
The information was clear and very revelant to my caseload.
Review by: Lisa on July 6, 2015
The presenter was clear and consice.
Review by: Deborah F on July 1, 2015
Presenter was knowledgeable and engaging about the topic, information presented was objective, well done overall
Review by: Mary-Martha on July 1, 2015
Well organized.
Review by: Bronwyn on June 29, 2015
Well organized material presented with specific application of knowledge to SLPs.
Review by: Kristina on June 2, 2015
Great course
Review by: Gay Lynn on May 31, 2015
Very interesting and up to date
Review by: Melissa on April 21, 2015
The information was presented in a clear manner. It provided information on FSAD and how it relates to speech and language therapy.
Review by: Alizma on February 22, 2015
The presenter presented myths that I thought were true about FASD
Review by: Tracey on December 23, 2014
Concise and clear presentation. Material presented along with pictures of slides of the brain. I have a student on my caseload with FASD and I will take presenter's course in March for interventions.
Review by: Maria on December 11, 2014
The speaker's extensive knowledge on the subject.
Review by: Winifred on November 29, 2014
Presenter was very knowledgeable:)
Review by: Belinda on November 16, 2014
Covered lots of areas related to FASD
Review by: Amy on October 26, 2014
The specific information related to brain area and resulting defcits
Review by: Margie on October 24, 2014
Good introduction to a course I was not very familiar with
Review by: Sheryl on October 13, 2014
Quick and easy to gain information needed
Review by: Kristin on September 23, 2014
Presenter did a good job explaining information on FAS
Review by: Vicki on September 15, 2014
presenter's knowledge and practical application
Review by: Shannon on September 3, 2014
Info given
Review by: Lynsey on August 14, 2014
great examples
Review by: Rebekah on July 28, 2014
Quality information presented
Review by: Louise on July 27, 2014
For me, this was an introduction to this subject. It was well presented for that purpose.
Review by: Delores on July 21, 2014
Very interesting and informative presentation that was easy to follow. I learned a lot of new information with regards to FASD e.g. the parts of the brain that damaged as a result of alcohol and the related deficits due to the damage
Review by: Rosalind on July 19, 2014
I enjoyed the information presented, it was very intresting.
Review by: Stacy on July 15, 2014
Very knowledgeable and organized presenter
Review by: Patricia on July 9, 2014
Research based
Review by: Jennifer on July 6, 2014
Review by: Daria on May 16, 2014
The slides were great to help follow along with the lecture.
Review by: Joan on April 9, 2014
Lots great information- looking forward to taking part 2 for therapy application
Review by: Mary on March 3, 2014
The specific information regarding the timing of alchohal consumption during pregnancy.
Review by: Barbara Jean on January 14, 2014
The presenter followed the course outline and provided brief, relevant anecdotal comments.
Review by: Cheryl on December 31, 2013
Thorough, well presented, excellent material for immediate use in therapy, enhanced understanding of ASD and helpful strategies to use
Review by: Amy on December 29, 2013
Clear information about a topic not frequently covered in relation to speech pathology as far as I know
Review by: Mary on December 28, 2013
Good information that was well presented.
Review by: Brian on December 27, 2013
Presenter very knowledgable
Review by: Sandra on December 9, 2013
Knowledge of presenter
Review by: Cathy on December 3, 2013
clear and organized lecture information. Great handout
Review by: Marilyn on November 28, 2013
comprehensive information lpresented
Review by: Marcia on November 15, 2013
Review by: Cindy on November 11, 2013
The course made me aware of academic and behavioral symptoms to look for in my present student caseload.
Review by: Kathleen on October 15, 2013
The varying degrees and varying impairments related to FAS and illustrations to support the varying degree of involvement.
Review by: Erika on October 2, 2013
information about something I knew little about
Review by: Lori on September 28, 2013
Informed presentation by expert.
Review by: claudia on September 9, 2013
clearly presents the physical/cognitive/linguistic characteristics in order to make the DX. How important it is to identify FASD and begin remediation for a more positive outcome.
Review by: Alison on August 29, 2013
The information presented on damage to specific areas of the brain was interesting and relevant, as was the information on the challenges on accurately identifying and determining the prevalence of FAS.
Review by: Janet on August 21, 2013
Relevant researchGood, overall information
Review by: Mary on August 15, 2013
I particularly liked and found useful the specific areas of the brain examined (corpus callosum, hippocampus, & basal ganglia) and the damage done through alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Review by: Danielle on July 29, 2013
Presenter was thorough, yet summarized pertinent information well.
Review by: Janice on July 16, 2013
Specific information regarding the areas of the brain that could be impacted by alcohol.
Review by: Erin on July 16, 2013
very easy to understand, related experiences, common terminology
Review by: Christy on June 28, 2013
Good explanation on how drinking during early pregnancy can harm children, and effect them for the resst of their lives.
Review by: Jennifer on June 27, 2013
New information, good examples, food for thought
Review by: Lindsey on June 10, 2013
It was very interesting to see how the brain differs in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - and the disorders they exhibit.
Review by: Sharon on May 23, 2013
It was good to get an update on FAS.
Review by: Debra on May 20, 2013
no comment
Review by: Cynthia on May 9, 2013
detailed neurological information
Review by: Katharine on May 5, 2013
Good mix of research and anecdotal evidence.
Review by: Hope on April 7, 2013
Very clear information that will help me to know what to expect with a child who has FASD.
Review by: Joyce on March 26, 2013
speaker's presentation made it interesting and fast moving

Course Information

This is an audio recording of a Live Webinar.

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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). 

Disclosure: Financial: Tatyana Elleseff was paid an honorarium by SpeechPathology.com for this presentation. She has a pediatric private practice and is a member of NY & NJ FASD multidisciplinary teams. She has published articles on this and related topics. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 1.0 hours of EI credential credit. See http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/page.aspx?module=15 for information about credit areas.

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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