ERIC Number: ED340149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Substance Exposed Infants and Children. ERIC Digest #E505.
This digest briefly summarizes available information on the educational needs of prenatally substance exposed infants and children. Estimated incidence figures are given for the numbers of children exposed in utero to illicit drugs and alcohol. The importance of parent/caregiver education in specific techniques to increase infant alertness and interactions is stressed. Sixteen recommended classroom strategies are grouped into protective factors (e.g., developmentally appropriate curricula) and facilitative processes (e.g., encouraging child attachment to an adult and allowing child decision making). Transdisciplinary/transagency approaches to program development are encouraged. Also listed are five references and six resources, including hotlines and organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alcohol Abuse, Classroom Techniques, Congenital Impairments, Drug Abuse, Educational Needs, Incidence, Parent Education, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Special Health Problems, Substance Abuse
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. E-505).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.