Prenatal Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and New Directions in Research and Multimodal Treatment

Innovative Educational Interventions with School-Aged Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Author(s): Claire D. Coles, Elles Taddeo, Molly Millians

Pp: 108-126 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805031411101010108

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) has been estimated to affect as many as one in 100 children. Children with prenatal alcohol exposure may exhibit physical alterations and compromised cognitive functioning. The neurodevelopmental deficits associated with FASD range from global intellectual impairments to specific processing deficits, and learning disabilities that can hinder academic performance and adaptive functioning. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the impact of FASD on children's education, and to present a brief summary of the evidence-based programs and other interventions that may support better educational and behavioral outcomes for alcohol-affected children.

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