Ten years of evidence for the diagnostic assessment of preschoolers with prenatal alcohol exposure 2021

Ten years of evidence for the diagnostic assessment of preschoolers with prenatal alcohol exposure (The MB FASD Centre Team Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology) This study describes the results of 10-year retrospective clinical data of over 300 preschoolers with PAE referred to the Manitoba FASD Centre for assessment of FASD. Preschoolers who met the criteria for a diagnosis of FASD showed significantly greater global developmental impairment, compared with those with PAE alone. They also demonstrated poorer receptive and expressive language abilities when compared with preschoolers who were not diagnosed. Preschoolers with FASD were rated as having more difficulties with executive functioning skills and adaptive functioning skills, compared to their counterparts….

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