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Functionally Diagnosing Individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Paula J. Lockhart, MD Director of the FASD Diagnostic and Treatment Center Kennedy Krieger Institute September 20, 2007. Introduction.

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functionally diagnosing individuals with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Functionally Diagnosing Individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Paula J. Lockhart, MD

Director of the FASD

Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Kennedy Krieger Institute

September 20, 2007

introduction
Introduction
  • Comprehensive functional assessment is one of the keys to successful intervention and positive long-term outcome of an individual with FASD
  • Functional assessments go a step further than DSM IV Axis I and II diagnoses in that it provides dimensionality to the patients challenges
  • The dimensional perspective allows for true bio-psych-social interventions and long term treatment planning to take place
topics to be discussed
Topics to be Discussed
  • Diagnosing a FASD
  • The Functional Evaluation
  • Using the evaluation to maximize patient outcome