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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers, and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran


2014, Jessica Kingsley Publisher; soft cover; 166 pages


An easy to read, informative guide written by two social workers. The book begins with a comprehensive section on what FASD is and the alcohol effects on the developing brain. It then moves on to a section on assessment and diagnosis, which is then followed by a strategies/supports section. Finally, the book provides suggestions/recommendations regarding future policy and practice.

Some of the chapter titles include:

  • What is FASD?
  • FASD Across the Lifespan
  • Tools and Strategies for Success

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hard copy: contact Odin Books at 1 800 223 6346 or $33.95

Date reviewed: November, 2015