Alcohol Abuse / Brief facts about drinking, pregnancy, and developmental outcomes for prenatally exposed children.
FAS and ADHD
In a paper published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, (1997) (1) Georgia researchers reported clear distinctions between two clinical groups diagnosed with FAS and ADHD, respectively. These results are important because the frequency with which ADHD has been diagnosed in children with FAS and other alcohol related birth defects which has led to speculation that alcohol is an etiological factor in ADHD. Their research, while preliminary, uncovered patterns of deficits that may have implication for medication regimen and for education interventions with these children.
FAS Questions and Answers
Answers to commonly asked questions about alcohol use during pregnancy
Going the Extra MILE: A Math Tutoring Program for Alcohol Affected Kids
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other disorders on the fetal alcohol spectrum (FASD) have a number of learning issues, but the most common academic problem is with Math. Many studies in different parts of the country report that both children and adults have a weakness in this area (e.g., Howell, et al., 2006). It is likely that prenatal alcohol exposure affects some of the brain systems that support the development of early math skills.
FAS and Adolescence
Adolescence is a challenging time for families with children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and other alcohol-related disorders. As the adolescent matures, his parents, teachers, and peers begin to expect more independent behavior, more self-control, and more advanced social skills from them. This change in expectations is stressful for all teens, but especially for those with FAS and their families.
Delinquency and FAS in Adolescence
A recent report from the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project. . . suggests that delinquent behavior is more strongly related to current environmental factors such as stressful life events and parental characteristics and behavior than to prenatal alcohol exposure.
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Two National Meetings in Atlanta in 2011
Research Society on Alcoholism
June 25-29, 2011
National Prevention Network – Prevention Research Conference
September 20-23, 2011
FASD 2011 Webcast Available & Advance Notice for Adolescents and Adults with FASD 2012
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