Educational Interventions and Support for Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
This is one session in a FASD Webinar series in winter 2022. See EVENTS page for more.
It has been estimated that between 1% and 5% of school-aged children in areas of the United States are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). The effects from PAE combined with other factors, such as adverse experiences, have a detrimental impact on learning and school functioning. However, when provided interventions that focus on what children can do to increase their active engagement across settings, children affected by PAE can show improvements in learning. This talk will present a framework to convey the varied needs of children with PAE. The framework focuses on what children can do rather than their deficits or diagnostic label that may not capture children’s specific needs. Using this framework, the talk will examine some evidenced-based interventions for children with PAE as well as those from other disciplines that may address the range of learning needs.
Dr. Molly Millians is a clinical educational specialist with the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. She is a licensed special education teacher who has over 17 years of experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities associated with the effects from prenatal exposures. She runs the Saturday Cognitive Habilitation Program at the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic that provides direct interventions to improve learning in children affected by prenatal exposures.
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