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Title: Intervening With Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Proceedings of a Special Focus Session of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Author(s): Kathy Fomous
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92120
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: AA10417; AA10820
Sale Source: San Diego State University
Ctr for Behavioral Teratology
6363 Alvarado Ct. #209
San Diego, CA 92120
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains summaries of papers presented at a workshop held to determine how Federal agencies can work with parents, educators, and the scientific community to prevent or ameliorate secondary disabilities among children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Abstract: The workshop was sponsored by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, whose primary objectives are to foster the exchange of information and to promote collaborative efforts among member organizations and between member organizations and other organizations interested in issues related to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. The papers presented addressed a wide range of topics related to the behavior, social, and health impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure. One paper discussed the structural and functional relationships between brain and behavior in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Another paper focused on the cognitive, social, and health impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure, with attention to intervention issues for reasonable standards of community care. In presenting a standard of care for toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults, a paper defined desired outcomes for children with FAS. Two other papers defined desired outcomes for children with FAS from educational and clinical-research perspectives. Other papers discussed intervention with children with FAS and associated disabilities, improvement in cognitive functioning for such children, the role of language in the cognitive rehabilitation of children with FAS, a model of treating the social disabilities of cognitively impaired children, and the development of clinical practice guidelines for pharmacological interventions with alcohol-affected children.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; Long term health effects of child abuse; Medical and dental services; Neurological disorders
Note: Meeting held in Chevy Chase, Maryland, September 10-11, 1998.
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