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November 10, 2021
9am-11am EST

It is not uncommon for a person with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to have been diagnosed with a different developmental disability or mental health condition. There are various overlapping symptoms; however, the approach to these students/children/clients differs based on the etiology of the symptoms. While there are techniques that may address the behavioral and learning needs of individuals with other diagnoses, these same techniques may not prove effective and may even exacerbate the difficulties of student/child/client with FAS/FASD.

This presentation will help the attendee identify red flags and signs which may indicate that a child may have brain-based difficulties as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. This presentation will also help attendees shift their perspective in order to begin to view social/emotional problems, difficult behaviors, and learning challenges of these individuals as a symptom of brain dysfunction and not willful defiance and opposition.

Tamra Cajo, LCSW is the Director of Florida’s only Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic at The Florida Center for Early Childhood. Tamra graduated with a master's degree in social work from Loyola University in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. Tamra is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working in early childhood and prevention.

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