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Descriptions and Learning Objectives

FASD: Introduction and Overview (4 hours)
Module price, if not registering for the entire certificate: $65

FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a range (spectrum) of disorders caused by a fetus being exposed to alcohol in the mother’s womb. It is important to understand the history and statistics behind the spectrum of disorders to gain an understanding of the primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD. In this first unit, you will begin to recognize the patterns that represent the disorders and become aware of the various impacts on family, community, and society. You will receive valuable information on where to locate appropriate services for those affected by FASD and their caregivers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).
  2. Recognize the pattern that represents FASD.
  3. Recognize primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD.
  4. Be able to identify the range of severity in the three domains: Physical, Behavioral and Cognitive.
  5. Analyze the various impacts (behavioral and therefore social) on family, community and society, caused by the physical brain damage in a person with FASD.
  6. Review the history of FASD.
  7. Examine the current research facts and statistics of FASD.

 

FASD Across the Lifespan (10 hours)
Module price, if not registering for the certificate: $149

For individuals with FASD, maturation is delayed. For any teen or young adult, life can be a roller coaster. An individual with FASD is likely to need a lifetime of care and completely independent living is often not advisable. It is important to understand the different stages of life and how FASD influences and impacts the individual. Awareness and a willingness to work with the disability are key factors in providing care. Grasping the discipline issues that parents and caregivers face caring for those affected by FASD is key. In FASD Across the Lifespan, you will learn responsive strategies, methods and techniques used to address these issues. Ultimately, you will gain new tools to provide ongoing assistance across the lifespan for those affected by FASD.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize and predict the issues faced by a person with FASD, in all stages of life; from infancy to adulthood.
  2. Create strategies to cope with the typical issues faced by people with FASD.
  3. Develop methods for a responsible and more independent lifestyle for FASD individual.
  4. Recognize that a person with FASD needs lifelong support.
  5. Plan strategies and support for ongoing assistance.

 

Medical and Social Systems (4 hours)
Module price, if not registering for the certificate: $65

Early and correct diagnosis is critical for the success for individuals with FASD. To gain an understanding of the benefits of correct diagnosis, you must first learn to identify how the process works. In Medical and Social Systems, find out who is involved in the diagnostic process and explore the common social systems needed and best suited for individuals with FASD. Here is an opportunity to develop a plan for prevention in your community and the ongoing care and support for FASD families. By the end of Medical and Social Systems, you will have an understanding of the connection between FASD and alcohol/chemical dependency and other potential criminal behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an appreciation for the benefits of correct diagnosis.
  2. Discover how the diagnostic process works.
  3. Identify the participants in the medical diagnosis, i.e. who is involved/part of the diagnostic process.
  4. Argue the commonly needed social systems for people with FASD.
  5. Examine the connection between FASD and alcohol/chemical dependency and other potential criminal behaviors.
  6. Organize and plan for prevention in your community.
  7. Create a plan for ongoing care and support for FASD families.

 

Practical Strategies in Teaching or Working Environments (4 hours)
Module price, if not registering for the certificate: $65

For parents, caregivers, or teachers, it can often be difficult to differentiate between the behaviors of those with Attention Deficit Disorders and those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. It is important to understand the basic functions of the brain and how brain damage affects the ability to learn for those affected by FASD. Here is an opportunity to receive intervention strategies for teaching learners with this set of disorders and understand how to create learning or working environments where people affected with FASD can truly thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the basic functions of the brain and learning.
  2. Be able to differentiate between Attention Deficit Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  3. Examine how brain damage affects the ability to learn.
  4. Research and create potential intervention strategies for teaching learners with FASD.
  5. Design a work environment, where people with FASD can thrive.
  6. Propose new strategies to encourage employment of individuals with FASD.


 

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