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International Diagnostic Guidelines

Have you seen The Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD. It is available for download on the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit website.


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There are several guidelines for the diagnosis of FASD and we have listed a selection of journal articles and websites relevant to international FASD diagnosis.



National Screening Tool Kit for Children and Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD: Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

A. Chudley, J. Conry, C. Loock, T. Rosales, N. LeBlanc, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis, Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 172, No. 5, March 2005.

C. Loock, J. Conry, J. Cook, A. Chudley, T. Rosales, Identifying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Primary Care, Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 1, 2005 vol. 172, no. 5.


United States of America

Diagnostic Guide for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The 4-Digit Diagnostic Code, Seattle: University of Washington, 2004. (Online course)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Guidelines for Referral and Diagnosis, July 2004. Multi-organisation publication from USA.

J. Lang, Ten Brain Domains: A Proposal for Functional Central Nervous System Parameters for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Follow-up. Journal of the FAS Institute, 4, 1-11, 2006.

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