The Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD will give clinicians the confidence to consider a diagnosis of FASD, the knowledge to make the diagnosis and the information they need to manage or refer an individual and family and to take the steps to prevent FASD.
We encourage all health professionals involved in FASD assessment and diagnosis to complete the elearning modules that accompany the Guide. The modules provide:
- an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) including characteristics and manifestations
- information needed to conduct a diagnostic assessment using the three diagnostic criteria
- an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use in pregnancy and how to assess maternal alcohol use
- general principles for discussing the diagnosis, developing a management plan and supporting families and individuals after a FASD diagnosis
- an understanding of referral and screening criteria for FASD
The Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.