New FASD Research: November 2020

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Here is a brief summary of some of the latest research published on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Prevention Prevention of Alcohol‐Exposed Pregnancies and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Pregnant and Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review Effective interventions are needed to support women and girls to have healthy pregnancies. The researchers of this study conducted a systematic review of the … Read More

Article Summary #8: Community-based interventions for adults with FASD

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Elements for developing community-based interventions for adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: … Read More

Article Summary #6: Employment Success in Adults with FASD

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Understanding employment success in adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Background Successful … Read More

Article Summary #5: FASD and Experiences of Neglect

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Neurodevelopmental outcomes in individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with and … Read More

Article Summary #4: Characterizing adverse prenatal and postnatal experiences

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Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to cause negative outcomes for individuals exposed. However, the majority of people with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are also exposed to other prenatal or postnatal factors that may negatively impact their physical and mental health, including exposure to other substances, toxic stress, lack of resources, abuse, and neglect. These factors can interact with one another, leading to unexpected or cumulative negative effects on health outcomes.

Prevalence of FASD in Kindergarten & Developmental Health

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The authors of the current study had two primary objectives: (1) to determine the prevalence of teacher-reported diagnosis of FASD in kindergarten children; and (2) to determine the developmental health of children with FASD. A secondary objective of the study was to compare the prevalence of problems at home between children with FASD and children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD).

Issue Paper: The Efficacy of Warning Labels on Alcohol Containers for FASD Prevention

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Organizations and countries around the world have developed a number of prevention strategies to reduce the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Alcohol warning labels are becoming an increasingly common prevention strategy. However, research is mixed on whether this approach is an effective means of FASD prevention.

Article Summary: Prevalence of FASD and associated costs of special education in Canadian schools

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In this series, we summarize newly published research articles about FASD and break them down for the CanFASD reader. Please contact us to request a topic and we will look for articles that fit your interests.  Special Education of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2016). Authors: Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Larry Burd, Seungree Nam, & Jurgen Rehm Journal Information: Exceptionality, 24, 165-175. DOI: 10.1080/09362835.2015.1064415 This study … Read More