Brain Domains Affected By FASD


Brain Domains Potentially Damaged By Prenatal Exposure To Alcohol

Certain domains of the brain are potentially affected by alcohol use during pregnancy. Damage to these areas and through an assessment can lead to a diagnosis within the FASD spectrum. The domains are:

  • Academic Skills
  • Focus and Attention
  • Thinking and Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Memory
  • Executive Functioning
  • Sensory
  • Living and Social Skills (Social Adaptive)
  • Brain Structure 

Revisions are currently being made to the Canadian Diagnostic Guidelines for FASD, which will include changes to the brain domains.

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