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How is Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Treated?

There is no cure for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (FACS); however the difficulties experienced by individuals with FACS can be treated and managed by a number of different professionals. These professionals will help to minimise the impact the difficulties are having on the individual's life. Due to the variety of difficulties experienced by individuals with FACS, treatment may involve a number of professionals. Some of the professionals involved in the care of an individual with FACS include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language therapists

Each professional will specifically treat difficulties which are specialised to their field of work. For example a Speech and language therapist will treat any communication or swallowing difficulties, a physiotherapist will treat any physical difficulties and an occupational therapist will help to support the individual in carrying out everyday tasks more independently and effectively.

A team approach will be taken to ensure the best possible outcome for the individual with FACS. Early intervention is a crucial component of treatment for individuals with FACS. The earlier a diagnosis is made the earlier the team members can intervene and provide the appropriate support and treatment.

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