ERIC Number: ED337920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-28
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Fetal Cocaine Exposure and Implications for Teachers of Exposed Children.
Folz, Claire M.
This report discusses the use of cocaine throughout history; the introduction of crack cocaine in the early 1980s; its use by pregnant women; and the resulting impact on their infants, including premature births, deformities, and impaired neurological functioning. Studies which show that the neurological impairments continue into at least early childhood are reviewed, and statistics on the extent of the problem are cited. Programs instituted to facilitate the enrichment and development of cocaine-exposed babies and children are described. Recommendations are offered to teachers who have cocaine-exposed children in their classrooms, and suggestions are made on dealing with the problem of the poor home environment and inadequate parenting often suffered by these children. (62 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fetal Drug Exposure
Note: Master's Thesis, William Paterson College.