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Eckerle Presents At MOFAS Conference

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Judy Eckerle, M.D.

IAC staff physician, Judith Eckerle, along with University of Minnesota researchers, Jeffery Wozniak, & Anita Fuglestad, presented a session, "The Role of Nutrition in FASD: Implications for Treatment" on November 14, 2013, as part of the 2013 Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome annual conference.

Eckerle Delivers MOFAS Webinar For Professionals

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Judith K. Eckerle, M.D., delivered a webinar aimed at child welfare professionals, titled, "Professionals - FASD: Pointing Families in the Right Direction". The webinar was broadcast January 29, 2013.

Dr. Eckerle sees patients in the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic.

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a community advocate in the prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome and other diagnoses on the FASD spectrum. Learn more

Eckerle Quoted on FASD In Adoptees

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Judith Eckerle was quoted in a special edition of Latitude, a news blog based in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Eckerle sees patients in the University of Minnesota Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Dr. Eckerle said, "The symptoms of FASD can be hard to recognize. A lot of times they can look like other well-known disorders like ADHD. (Children with FASD) can also be very literal minded. It's a little like the children's book 'Amelia Bedelia.' When you say, 'draw the blinds,' they might sit down and draw a picture of the blinds." 

The feature, titled "The toll of Russian vodka on American families" ran September 27, 2012.

FASD Evaluations in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Clinics at the University of Minnesota have offered evaluations for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) for many years. Any child suspected of fetal alcohol exposure can be seen for an evaluation. Though the FASD Clinic is offered jointly by the University of Minnesota's International Adoption and Pediatric Neuropsychology clinics, your child does NOT need to have been adopted to get an evaluation. More information

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The FASD evaluation is done in two separate clinic visits - a physician visit (pictured here, Judith K. Eckerle, MD,), and then a separate psychologist visit (Christopher Boys, PhD)

Judith Eckerle Certified to Train on Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Judith Eckerle, M.D., is now certified as a trainer in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). 

The certificate recognizes successful completion of a comprehensive "train the trainer" program to help health and human service professionals effectively identify, refer and provide services for individuals and families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. 

Learn more about this program, sponsored by UW-Madison's Continuing Studies Department Professional Development and Applied Studies.

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