Appendix C: Assessment and diagnosis of FASD among adults: a national and international systematic review – Multidisciplinary team roles
Appendix C: Multidisciplinary Team Roles
Source: Fryer (2008, p. 9)
- Screens for fine motor, gross motor and sensory processing as well as visual motor skills
- Conducts the QNST – soft neurological screening
- Provides recommendations in areas of expertise including emotional regulation and calming activities
- Coordinates the team
- Arranges for assessments (space, time and team)
- Collects needed information for team assessment from multiple sources
- Contacts and prepares and supports the child and their family
- Writes final report integrating the contributions from each team member
- Admin support to clinic day (food, coffee, other tasks)
- Helping families with transportation needs (parking passes, getting to the clinic)
- Provides diagnosis in the medial context
- Recognizes additional risk factors, conducts a physical examination
- Provides differential diagnosis
Speech Language Pathologist
- Provides screening level assessment for language issues
- Assesses the level of brain damage by testing the cognitive function (intellectual, academic, and executive); adaptive and behavioral/social domains
Family Support Worker
- This position reports to the FASD Community Circle, and does not have a role in the diagnostic process. Consent from the legal guardian is obtained prior to involvement in the diagnostic and information-sharing process.
Informs herself on the issues and needs of the child and family by attending the assessment and diagnostic clinic days.
- Explores needs with families based on their requests, in the area of school system, social groups and ongoing education for both the child and the parent(s).
- Provides education to those in the child’s community to reframe their approach to the child.
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