Associate Professor Carmela Pestell MAPS is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist. She is the co-recipient of a Commonwealth grant to better educate health professionals in the diagnosis of FASD. She also works as the clinic director of the Robin Winkler Clinic at the University of Western Australia and is a research associate at the Telethon Kids Institute and at Curtin University.
20 myths about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder debunkedvideo
Awareness of FASD is on the rise, but many parents and health professionals are yet to recognise the symptoms of the disorder, or the scale of the problem. Children from all backgrounds are affected, making this a hidden epidemic behind many behavioural and learning issues. Read the transcript
20 myths about fetal alcohol spectrum debunked
Watch the full video What I’ll be doing tonight is hopefully dispelling the top 20 myths related to FASD as I’ve come across them in the last few years working in this area. The main themes I’ll be focusing on are the prevalent diagnostic issues related to fetal alcohol, spectrum disorder, some information about the…