Dr Carolyn Blackburn has worked in childcare and education for nearly 20 years and has established a reputation for supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. She was the Project Lead for two projects investigating the educational implications and practitioner knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Her work for one of these projects won the Nursery World Editor’s Choice Award and she is the lead author of the first British text on Educating Children with FASD.
In this interview, Dr Blackburn explains the definition and meaning of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); the diagnosis and physical signs; long-term implications and what this means for the children and their families; support and help that Early Years practitioners can provide.
You can find Dr Carolyn Blackburn’s books on the Routledge website here: routledge.com/products/search?keywords=carolyn+blackburn or on Amazon here: amzn.to/2ypLfRK
The FASD Alliance website is: fasd-uk.net/
European FASD Alliance: eufasd.org/
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society for British Columbia asantecentre.org/fasd_society.html