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The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome : Overcoming Secondary Disabilities - Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth

The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Overcoming Secondary Disabilities

By: Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth (Editor), Jonathan Kanter (Editor), Mike Lowry (Foreword by), Michael Dorris (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780295976501
Number Of Pages: 284
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"It's a facile but short-sighted policy to act as though FAS is an issue confined to children under 12 years old, or to women. There is no logical cutoff point in the population because innate disability -- physical or mental -- interacts with social environments and shifting expectations in different ways throughout a person's lifetime. Behaviors that are tolerable though worrisome at 11 become unacceptable and criminal at 15, prosecutable at 18, thuggish at 40". -- Michael Dorris

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-two 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.

Neurobehavioral and Neuroanatomical Effects of Heavy Prenatal Exposure to Alcoholp. 3
Children of Alcoholic Mothers: Results from Goteborg, Swedenp. 15
Primary and Secondary Disabilities in Fetal Alcohol Syndromep. 25
Development of the FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network in Washington Statep. 40
Assessment and Treatment of an Adult with FAS: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Considerationsp. 52
A Study of Stimulant Medication in Children with FASp. 64
A Demonstration Classroom for Young Children with FASp. 78
A National Survey of State Directors of Special Education Concerning Students with FASp. 89
Case Managers and Independent Living Instructors: Practical Hints and Suggestions for Adults with FASp. 96
An Advocacy Program for Mothers with FAS/FAEp. 102
FAS and the Social Security Disability Process: Navigating the Systemp. 113
Representing the FAS Client in a Criminal Casep. 125
A Judicial Perspective on FAS: Memories of the Making of Nanook of the Northp. 134
Legal Issues and FASp. 146
FAS: Preventing and Treating Sexual Deviancyp. 162
Parent Advocacy in FAS Public Policy Changep. 171
Spider Web Walking: Hope for Children with FAS Through Understandingp. 181
Residential Programs for Persons with FAS: Programming and Economicsp. 189
Public Health Implications of FASp. 198
Rapporteur's Report: A Summary of the Conferencep. 203
Referencesp. 221
Authors' Affiliationsp. 235
Author Indexp. 238
Subject Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780295976501
ISBN-10: 0295976500
Series: Jessie & John Danz Lectures
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.24  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.39