|Clinicians :: Web Links and Downloads
The following links provide information and resources specific to clinicians. The links provided in the Prevention/Treatment and Diagnostic/Treatment Centers sections of the Parents' Section may be useful to clinicians as well.
Organizations/Centers with Multiple Resources
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information on research, clinical trials, news, conferences, and events from the National Institutes of Health.
- National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
The section for "Health Care Professionals" provides a weekly research spotlight as well as information on identifying and treating individuals with FASD.
- University of Washington Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Links to Research Projects, Publications, Current Events, and Breaking News.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Online Clinic
Research reports, assessment materials, and program models from Dr. Larry Burd, Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center.
- FASD 4-Digit Diagnostic Code
Comprehensive method for diagnosing the full spectrum of outcomes of patients with prenatal alcohol exposure; includes a link to the full 123-page guide.
- Facial Photographic Analysis Software
This software is used to measure the magnitude of expression of the three facial features of FAS (small eyes, a smooth philtrum and a thin upper lip).
- Eye Movement Test to Identify FASD
A test that uses eye movement as a way to cut across cultural barriers when identifying children with FASD.
- MRI to Determine Brain Damage in People with FASD
How MRI can be used in a relatively non-invasive way to study the living brains of alcohol-affected children and provide a better picture of the FAS mind.
- Meconium Testing
The simple, non-invasive collection of a meconium sample eliminates the need to collect a blood or urine specimen from a newborn to diagnose fetal alcohol and drug exposure.
Training and Educational Materials
- CDC FAS Regional Training Centers
The centers assess knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about FAS and other prenatal alcohol-related disorders and develop resources needed to improve current practice.
- Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development (MSACD)
The MSACD Prevention Program develops and disseminates educational materials and delivers training on FAS and other drug related birth defects to a wide range of audiences.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome CD-ROM
This CD-ROM uses descriptive text, video clips, animations, and illustrations to help health professionals learn how to screen and diagnose children with fetal alcohol syndrome.
- FASD 4-Digit Diagnostic Code Online Course
For professionals engaged in screening and/or diagnosis of individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure; includes case studies, animations, practice, and self-assessment.