Life-long implications of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) include physical disabilities, mental health problems and behavioural problems.
In detail, these are;
• distinctive facial characteristics, which occur as a result of being exposed to alcohol exposure in the womb
• learning difficulties, problems in understanding information and
• attention problems, aggression and hyperactivity.
We carry out detailed assessments for children and adults suspected of having FASDs which look at an individual's communication and brain functions, relative to their age, as well as photographic analysis of their facial features. Psychological and communications assessments are also available as part of our service.
Diagnosis can prevent indirect consequences of the disorders including worsening behavioural problems, social exclusion and mental illnesses.
For those who are diagnosed, we offer a range of behavioural management advice as well as specialist clinics to deliver interventions that help people improve their well-being.
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