Alcohol is a dangerous recreational substance because of its availability and the economic, social, and biological problems that it can cause. Fetal alcohol exposure, although preventable, is particularly harmful to a developing embryo.
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are lifelong conditions that have a significant impact on the life of the individual and those around them. Prenatal exposure to alcohol can interfere with normal development to cause growth deficiency and alterations to the internal organs, skeleton and central nervous system. Often, the conditions go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed, for example as autism.
Having a routine for children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can help reduce stress and anxiety. Children with an FASD have permanent brain injuries that can impact communication, understanding, responses to stress, and more.
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) will provide an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, firstly looking at prevention. If we know what FASD is and what to look for, we can better screen for it to prevent it.
People suffering from mental illness and neurological issues accused of crimes may be appearing before a specialized court in Edmonton by this fall, provincial court officials told the Edmonton Police Commission on Thursday.
The internal validity of the proposed Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) was evaluated in children diagnosed with either Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or partial FAS who were 3–10 years of age and had enrolled in a math intervention study.
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves, according to their teachers, says University of Sydney research.
Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a 12 lb., year-old infant, her health trajectory had been atypical from the start. But when Travis told her doctor she suspected the fainting was linked to her FASD, she was met with a dismissive response.
Are you familiar with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS in your practice? You may know it is a result of heavy drinking during pregnancy. Some studies even suggest that if a father drinks too much, there are similar consequences. A single alcohol binge in early pregnancy can also have serious consequences even though people tend to dismiss it. It can be very difficult for parents to associate their child’s problems with alcohol consumption, no matter when it occurred, before or during pregnancy.