Teens with FAS: Helping them Achieve Independence

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Over 1 million babies born annually in the United States are exposed to some type of drug, alcohol or tobacco use while in utero. While scientists have long espoused the negative impacts of substance use during pregnancy on infants, a 2008 study found that cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, or tobacco use, either alone or in combination,…

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Executive Functioning Issues in Teens with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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While there has been a significant body of research investigating the physical effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, there has been less focus on the neurological impact of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, including executive functioning issues and learning differences. Instead, children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder,…

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Comparing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a wide range of symptoms that sometimes overlap with signs of other neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disorders. In a recent episode of our podcast, Neurodiversity University, our founder, neuropsychologist Brandon Parks sat down to talk about the similarities and differences between Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  What is Fetal…

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The Price that Follows Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Teens

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder poses high economic impacts for those who suffer from the condition and their families. The main point in revealing this fact is to shed light on how the best solution is to work to prevent FASD. The costs that come from receiving appropriate care for the condition varies based off of…

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