FASD Informed

Knowledge is Power- An Interview with Dr. Yasmin Senturias- Episode 3

June 3, 2020

Welcome to the third episode of "FASD Informed", a podcast series sponsored and produced by the North Carolina Nonprofit Organization, NCFASD Informed. 

FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, a brain-based, whole body disorder and FASD Diagnoses are a result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. The disabilities caused by such exposure fall under the umbrella of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

In today's episode, we are speaking with Dr. Yasmin Senturias. Dr. Senturias is a Professor of Pediatrics and Interim Division Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Atrium Health-Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Senturias started the first FASD Clinic in North Carolina. She is one of the authors of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) "FASD Toolkit" and Dr. Senturias serves as one of the AAP FASD Champions, as well as a member of the AAP's FASD Expert Panel.

Dr. Senturias will be discussing the following topics:

-  How she became involved in working with children / teens / young adults with FASD

-  What are the "red flags" that a child may have an FASD?

-  The "SNAP" Acronym used in evaluating / diagnosing patients with an FASD.  "SNAP" stands for S- Self Regulation, N- Neuro-cognitive, A- Adaptive Functioning, P- Prenatal History

-  Addressing the concern about having concrete evidence of a biological mother's drinking during pregnancy

-  Advice for parents / caregivers who may suspect their child / loved one may have an FASD

-  Encouragement for parents / caregivers / support workers to focus on the strengths of individuals diagnosed with an FASD

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