People with also FASD have numerous strengths. Many of these strengths are valued in the workplace, such as their creativity, gregariousness, tenacity, friendliness, and helpfulness, and their ability to thrive with structure and routine. Previous research has looked into the employment experiences of people with disabilities, but very little research has been done on FASD employment specifically.
It is important to understand how neglect can impact symptoms of FASD, especially considering individuals with PAE often experience neglect.
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Here’s a brief summary on the some of the latest research published on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
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How health care providers communicate with women about alcohol use during pregnancy is very important for FASD prevention. The authors of this study evaluated 61 midwives in a southwestern U.S. state to understand how their personal alcohol use compared to their professional recommendations about alcohol consumption during pregnancy
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to cause negative outcomes for individuals exposed. However, the majority of people with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are also exposed to other prenatal or postnatal factors that may negatively impact their physical and mental health, including exposure to other substances, toxic stress, lack of resources, abuse, and neglect. These factors can interact with one another, leading to unexpected or cumulative negative effects on health outcomes.
Early life assessment of neurodevelopment and behaviour (NDB) can facilitate timely and meaningful intervention for young children at risk of negative outcomes. In the current study, researchers reviewed the literature to examine what has been learned over the last forty years about NDB difficulties in children with PAE in the first 2 years of life.
The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to a Canadian graduate student or early career researcher in recognition of a study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field.
This definition helps us understand what FASD is. But it can be a little complicated to understand all at once. So, let’s break this down.