Validation of the Canadian-developed Screening Test for Behavioral Phenotype of FASD

Last modified by Samantha DeLenardo on 2014/05/21 22:26


We have recently developed and validated a novel screening test for the Behavioural Phenotype of FASD.  Stemming from the CBCL, the original test is valid only for 6-13 year old children.  Because the CBCL for younger children is different, we aimed at testing whether this tool can be applied using the 4-6 year old version of the CBCL.


Click here for Dr. Rasmussen's Powerpoint Slides: "The Efficacy of the Neurobehavioural Screening Tool (NST) for FASD"


Gideon Koren, Paediatrician, Hospital for Sick Children, Director, Motherisk Program, Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, and Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Koren is the founder and director of the Motherisk Program and a professor of Pediatrics, pharmacology, pharmacy and medicine. He is a staff pediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the author/co-author of hundreds of scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is a member of numerous professional societies. In 1999 he received the Irving Sunshine Award (awarded by the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology), and in 1997 he received the prestigious Rawls-Palmer Award. Both awards were for outstanding contributions to clinical toxicology. In March 2000 Dr. Koren received the Medical Research Council of Canada’s Senior Scientist award for his work in Population Health Sciences, and in September 2003 he was awarded the Pippenger Award for outstanding achievement by the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Koren is founder of the FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) Network and the peer reviewed Journal of FAS International. In 2004 Dr. Koren was appointed as the Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario. He is creating a Canadian Network of Human Toxicology.

Carmen RasmussenPhD in Developmental Psychology, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and a Research Affiliate at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton, Alberta. She researches neurobehavioral functioning in children with FASD.


Created by Samantha DeLenardo on 2014/03/18 14:14