An estimated 40,000 children are born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the United States alone every year, and Canadian statistics are also grim. The impacts on school and family, and social life are immense. FASDs are a group of disorders and conditions that occur in people whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. This useful title gives an overview of the mental, behavioral, and physical impairments of FASD, as well as new research, treatments and methods for managing behavioral issues. A chapter on caring for others addresses children dealing with parents, siblings, or foster siblings with an FASD diagnosis.
Category:FASD Subcategory:Professional/Educator/Parent Series:Special Needs/Disabilities Author:Rodger, Ellen / Gowsell, Rosie