ERIC Number: ED367114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The FAS Child: A Primer for Teachers.
Wentz, Thomas L.; Larson, Julie
Insights, v26 n4 Dec 1993
This primer on fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) distinguishes between the syndrome and fetal alcohol effects (FAE), offers a history of FAS, outlines medical criteria for diagnosis, rates of incidence, factors influencing incidence and severity, developmental stages of children with FAS, clinical features, and educational implications and approaches. The primer points out that the single greatest block to the successful education of FAS/FAE students is the pervasive negative attitude surrounding these students due to the focus of research and media upon only the most severe minority of FAS/FAE students, which results in ignoring the identification and education of the less severely handicapped majority of FAS/FAE students. Contains 20 references and a list of 4 print resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Attitudes, Child Development, Clinical Diagnosis, Congenital Impairments, Developmental Stages, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Infants, Medical Evaluation, Neurological Impairments, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
INSIGHTS, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, P.O. Box 7189, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7189 ($7 per year).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.