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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Brianna Schulz

on 24 October 2012

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By: Brianna Schulz Fetal Alcohol Syndrome What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Fetal alcohol syndrome is growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy. Facial Deformities: Signs and Symptoms May also be... Nurturing Environment Fetal alcohol syndrome begins with a mother's choice. If a mother chooses to drink during pregnancy it may result in lifelong physical and mental impairments which affects the child forever, no medication will make it go away... - Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can effect the baby
NOTE: during the first trimester, the fetus is especially vulnerable. - after birth the baby may also be effected by alcohol through breast feeding -Narrow face -Small eyes -small upper jaw -Small head Other signs and complications Heart defect
poor growth and muscle tone
abnormal joints and limbs
Learning Disorder
low birth weight
vision problems
poor hearing
Simian Crease almost all babies with fetal alcohol syndrome do not have normal brain development Working with Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Students with FAS often have problems with: Thinking Speech Movement Social skills Coordination Treatment FAC is a pervasive disorder meaning there is no cure, medication, or treatment for the disabilities, it will never go away. However, certain protective factors have been found to help individuals with FAS. Early diagnosis Board, A.D.A.M. Editorial. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov. 0000. Web. 21 Oct. 2012.

"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 03 Oct. 2012. Web. 21 Oct. 2012.

Nicholson, Linda. "KidsHealth." Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. N.p., Nov. 2011. Web. 21 Oct. 2012.

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 21 May 2011. Web. 21 Oct. 2012 References Physical Education Activities for Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -Unlike the mother, the fetus is unequipped to process alcohol How Alcohol Reaches the fetus Mother consumes alcohol Alcohol enters the blood stream Alcohol enters the fetus through placenta high or low activity level easily distracted impulsive fidgety sensitive to noise hyperactive Student(s) may be very capable of doing every day activities, however some modifications my be needed based on each individuals needs Conclusion No amount of alcohol
during pregnancy is safe but on the bright side, it is 100% preventable! Facts Support NOFAS:
National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In 1981 the Surgeon General first advised that women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. Alcohol (wine, beer, or liquor) is the leading known preventable cause of developmental and physical birth defects in the United States. it's estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 infants is born with a pattern of physical, developmental, and functional problems referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome, while another 40,000 are born with fetal alcohol effects (FAE). Introduction Cause Treatment Facts Signs and symptoms Definition In the class room 1. simplify
2. use simple words,
3. demonstrate
4. adjust pace of activities
5. choose strength based activities
6. establish trust. Six easy steps to always remember Fetal alcohol effects Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Fetal alcohol syndrome
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