The key to dealing with FASD
sufferers and preventing them from committing further crimes is not simply putting them in prison for however long it takes, according to Workman.
This program combines assessment of risky behaviors in women of childbearing age, primarily alcohol consumption and lack of contraceptive use, with a six-session program to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs
) in newborns.
This book for clinicians, researchers, and policy makers reviews the research evidence on the effectiveness of various strategies for the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD
), looking at strategies such as public media campaigns, prenatal education programs, and support for high-risk mothers.
may also be misdiagnosed as another disorder, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism or Asperger syndrome (O'Malley, 2005).
This needs assessment explored to what extent FASD
education, as related to CDC's FASD
core competencies, has been embraced by academic programs and incorporated into healthcare curricula in university courses in Alaska, the site of one of the CDC FASD
is an umbrella term encompassing all possible effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol (Fast and Conry 2004:161).
is recognised as the leading preventable cause of intellectual disability in the developed world.
"We all hope this work inspires other groups to conduct similarly collaborative research on disorders like FASD
that benefit from drawing together medical and computational fields."
"In the case of my now 15-yearold son, she drank heavily and we are living with the consequences, my wife and I and our two children, of FASD
," he said.
is considered to be one of the leading causes of intellectual disability worldwide and is associated with a wide array of neurological issues, including Affecting Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
"For people with FASD
, early identification and support can mean fewer mental health issues, better educational achievements and improved life chances, reducing the possibility of later difficulties such as homelessness and involvement with the criminal justice system."
"For some pediatricians, it can seem like a daunting task to care for an individual with an FASD
, but there are aspects of integrated care and providing a medical home that can be instituted as with all children with complex medical diagnoses, wrote Renee M.