U of M EPSY 8993 - Learning Characteristics of Children with FASD (16 pages)

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University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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Epsy 8993 - Directed Study: Educational Psychology
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FASD Learning Characteristics 1 RUNNING HEAD Learning Characteristics of Children with FASD Learning Characteristics of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Darrell Peterson EPSY 8993 Spring Semester 2007 Leslie Craig Unkefer Ed D January 14 2019 FASD Learning Characteristics 2 Defining the Population 3 Prevalence of FASD 3 Characteristics of FASD 3 Cognitive deficits of children with FASD 6 General intellectual functioning 6 Visual spatial reasoning 7 Executive Function 7 Attention 7 Learning and Memory 8 Psychosocial behavior 8 Motor functioning 9 How cognitive deficits translate into learning problems for children with FASD 9 Cognitive strengths of children with FASD 9 How cognitive strengths can be leveraged for children with FASD 9 Complicating symptoms that impact learning and school performance 9 Summary and conclusions 9 References 10 FASD Learning Characteristics 3 Defining the Population Children prenatally exposed to alcohol are born with a variety of conditions such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS Fetal Alcohol Effects FAE Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder ARND and Alcohol Related Birth Defects ARBD All of these conditions fall under the umbrella term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD which encompasses the range of effects that can occur in individuals whose mothers consumed alcohol while pregnant These effects may include physical mental and behavior abnormalities as well as learning disabilities Children with FASD often struggle in school often failing to qualify for special education services Even when children with FASD do qualify for special educations services special educators are often ill equipped to deal with their special needs This study will add to the modest literature base of effective educational interventions for children with FASD Prevalence of FASD According to Streissguth 1997 children born with a condition covered by the umbrella term FASD could be as high as 3 in 1000 births This is more than double that of



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