Meet Dr. Catherine Lebel as she describes her introduction into FASD and MRI’s as “serendipitous”.
Catherine and her team study people’s brains and how they develop and grow -- specifically trying to figure out how the brains of neuro-typical individuals may be different from those who have experienced prenatal alcohol exposure.
In this week's episode we talk about:
-Is it necessary, important or even helpful to get an MRI for an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
-Can the FASD brain grow?
-Can you re-write an FASD brain like you can with other brain injuries?
-Is there a catch up period in development with individuals with FASD?
-Is there any good research about supplements helping the FASD brain?
-Do therapy’s like neuro-feedback have any noticeable and long term effects?
We will wrap up by talking about a new study Dr. Lebel's team is currently looking for applicants for... the study is about the brain and mental health. Exciting stuff!
Dr. Lebel's website: https://www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca
If you want more specifics about the study: https://www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca/study/brain-development-in-children-and-youth-with-fasd/
And some more information in document format: https://www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca/home/our-research/Support the show