TweetChats #NTIChat

June 6, 2017

9-10 AM PST

TweetChat with Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff. Follow and use the hashtag #NTIChat to join us.

Join Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff for a one hour TweetChat - a live Q & A session via Twitter - from 9 - 10 AM on June 6th.

In a study published last year, our clinical research team found that 86% of children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) had never been previously diagnosed or had been misdiagnosed with a wide variety of mental health disorders. 

This twitter-chat session will discuss this high rate of missed diagnoses and misdiagnosis and the implications for intervention and therapeutic services.

Engage in a discussion with physicians, nurses, social service professionals, and members of the public. Simply follow & use the hashtag #NTIChat to observe or hop-in the conversation!


We recommend reading Dr. Chasnoff's Pediatrics article Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnoses in Foster and Adopted Children With
Prenatal Alcohol Exposur
ein preparation for our chat. Request a free copy here.


Starter Questions

Q1: In your opinion, why are children and adolescents with #FASD so  often misdiagnosed? #NTIChat #healthcare

Q2: What are the most common #diagnoses that the children receive? #NTIChat #physicians #healthcare

Q3: Why do you think it is important to get a correct #diagnosis?  How does this affect treatment? #NTIChat

Q4: Based on your experience, how are children with #FASD different from other children with similar behavioral and learning problems? #NTIChat

Q5: What do you think a parent or provider can do to make sure a child is correctly diagnosed? #NTIChat #FASD #diagnosis


About the Host, Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff

Dr. Ira Chasnoff is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. He is also an award winning author, and executive
producer of the documentary film Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs.

Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which in 1991 awarded him its first Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the effects of alcohol and other drug use on pregnancy and on the long-term cognitive, behavioral, and learning outcomes of prenatally exposed children. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and for several years has been selected by a poll of physicians across the nation for listing in America’s Best Doctors. Dr. Chasnoff has been active in establishing comprehensive family intervention programs for children in
Australia, Denmark, Portugal, Vietnam, the former Soviet Union, and across the United States and has lectured on this topic around the world.