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ERIC Number: ED353767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Interventions for Infants Born Affected by Drugs and Alcohol.
Krajicek, Marilyn
This examination of interventions for infants born affected by drugs and alcohol defines the issue, identifies alternative solutions, and notes barriers to provision of appropriate services. These infants, especially those with fetal alcohol syndrome, are seen at high risk for health-related behavioral and developmental problems. A list of 14 interventions includes: focus on de-labeling; encourage early prenatal care; provide drug rehabilitation for parents; enhance parenting skills; prepare early childhood professionals across discipline boundaries; provide ongoing continuing education for professionals working with infants and toddlers; continue interagency collaboration; prepare early childhood special educators to understand and use assessment scales; and provide a caring environment for the caregiver, interventionist, infant, child, and family. Barriers to implementing these strategies include lack of adequate funding for full implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the need for states to examine and define practices and policies for managing education and related health care issues. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A