ERIC Number: ED235601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Fetal Alcohol Effects in Children: Cognitive, Educational, and Behavioral Considerations.
The effects of alcohol on the developing fetus are examined. Noted is the existence of both structural problems (such as microcephaly and cardiac anomalies) and behavioral problems (such as mental retardation and speech and language deficits). The potential damage of alcohol at a very early stage of fetal development is discussed. It is thought that children without physical signs may nevertheless have potential learning difficulties demonstrated by a wide range of performance deficits. The author describes a current study of the cognitive, educational, and behavioral effects of alcohol in children of mothers who drank alcohol during pregnancy. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).