Marulu Strategy - Making FASD History!

Allied Health Services

There are a range of Professional and Allied Health Services available to support families in the diagnosis and ongoing support of FASD. FASD lasts a lifetime and the services required will vary over time. It is important that families connect with the right services to support their child and contribute to the overall wellbeing of the whole family.

Here's a summary of the services we can connect you with:


A paediatrician is a medical doctor who specialises in the conditions and illnesses that affect the health as well as the development of babies, children and teenagers. 


A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in mental health, in particular the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems.


A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who specialises in understanding how the brain affects behavior and cognitive functions.

Social Workers

Social workers are health professionals who help families in times of crisis, providing them with practical support, counselling, information and emotional support. 

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists are health professions who help people to do the specific activities that make up daily life. For children in schools, occupational therapists work to support students in participating fully in school activities. This includes concentrating on tasks and behaving appropriately in class as well as tasks such as holding a pencil correctly and improving their organisation.

Speech Pathologists

A speech pathologist is a health professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language.  Communication difficulties might affect education performance and may impact on classroom interactions, literacy, learning and socialising.