When dealing with FASD interventions, there are many services and programs to consider. With the diverse range of primary and secondary difficulties faced by those affected by FASD, it makes sense that there are numerous approaches catering to different aspects of the disorder.

Given the numerous approaches to FASD intervention (from academic program modification, to caregiver supports, to drug prescription and developmental therapy and so on), I thought it would be a good place to start by giving readers a “what’s out there” post. What better way to begin a blog about FASD intervention than to post a recent research article that reviews the current empirically tested behavioural interventions for children and adolescents with FASD?

Paley and O’Connor recently published an article in Alcohol Research and Health entitled Behavioral Interventions for Children and Adolescents With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The authors discuss the behavioural interventions being empirically tested to remediate the issues surrounding FASD, and the challenges faced in developing these interventions along with directions for future research.

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