Monday Series (3)- FASD Facts for Health Professionals

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Thanks to Nofasd Autralia for putting these facts togehter

  • Fact #15. 1/3 women are unaware of the dangerous effects alcohol has on a developing fetus (Paedon, Payne, Bower, Elliott et al., 2008)

 

  • Fact #16. Problems that emerge in childhood do not disappear with age, but rather form the development of additional and possibly more severe disorders later in life (Pei, Denys, Hughs & Rasmussen, 2011)

 

  • Fact #17. The risk of developing early onset (13-17 years) alcohol abuse disorder was two times higher in those exposed to 3 or more standard drinks in early pregnancy (Alati et al., 2006)

 

  • Fact #18. Facial dysmorphology only occurs when alcohol is consumed during the first trimester (Feldman et al., 2012)

 

  • Fact #19.  81% of individuals living with FASD will have a language disorder (Popova et al., 2016)

 

  • Fact #20.  Children living with FASD are three times more likely to experience gross motor impairment than those without FASD. The most common gross motor deficits children experience is balance, coordination and ball skills (Lucas et al., 2014)

 

  • Fact #21.  FASD occurs in all cross-sections of society, wherever there is alcohol there is FASD (Fitzpatrick & Pestell, 2016).

 

NOFASD Australia is an independent not-for-profit charitable organization. They are the national peak organization representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

 

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