The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities

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In the first book of its kind, experts describe how to help people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A summary of recent findings and recommendations is presented by the team who conducted the largest study ever done on people of all ages with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. Twenty-one experts from the fields of human services, education, and criminal justice respond by describing their solutions to this problem of a birth defect that targets the brain and has ...

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Overview

In the first book of its kind, experts describe how to help people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A summary of recent findings and recommendations is presented by the team who conducted the largest study ever done on people of all ages with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. Twenty-one experts from the fields of human services, education, and criminal justice respond by describing their solutions to this problem of a birth defect that targets the brain and has lifelong consequences.

Some of the most crippling secondary disabilities that people with FAS/FAE face include mental health problems, disrupted school experience, inappropriate sexual behavior, trouble with the law, alcohol and drug problems, difficulty caring for their children, and homelessness.

This book acknowledges the diverse and multifaceted needs of people with FAS/FAE across the lifespan. It will be valuable for parents and the many professionals working with people with FAS/FAE.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295976501
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 956,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Neurobehavioral and Neuroanatomical Effects of Heavy Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol 3
Children of Alcoholic Mothers: Results from Goteborg, Sweden 15
Primary and Secondary Disabilities in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 25
Development of the FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network in Washington State 40
Assessment and Treatment of an Adult with FAS: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Considerations 52
A Study of Stimulant Medication in Children with FAS 64
A Demonstration Classroom for Young Children with FAS 78
A National Survey of State Directors of Special Education Concerning Students with FAS 89
Case Managers and Independent Living Instructors: Practical Hints and Suggestions for Adults with FAS 96
An Advocacy Program for Mothers with FAS/FAE 102
FAS and the Social Security Disability Process: Navigating the System 113
Representing the FAS Client in a Criminal Case 125
A Judicial Perspective on FAS: Memories of the Making of Nanook of the North 134
Legal Issues and FAS 146
FAS: Preventing and Treating Sexual Deviancy 162
Parent Advocacy in FAS Public Policy Change 171
Spider Web Walking: Hope for Children with FAS Through Understanding 181
Residential Programs for Persons with FAS: Programming and Economics 189
Public Health Implications of FAS 198
Rapporteur's Report: A Summary of the Conference 203
References 221
Authors' Affiliations 235
Author Index 238
Subject Index 243
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