What can you do to help the family of a baby with FASD?

What can you do to help the family of a baby with FASD?

There is no cure for FASDs, but research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development. Early intervention services help children from birth to 3 years of age (36 months) learn important skills. Services include therapy to help the child talk, walk, and interact with others.

How can I help an adult with FASD?

Here are some strategies to help:

  1. Use as few words as possible.
  2. Always clearly state what you want to happen—the desired behavior.
  3. Don’t argue, debate, or negotiate.
  4. Being direct is good, but don’t become too authoritarian, or doors will close quickly.
  5. Don’t expect the person to be reasonable or to act their age.

How does fetal alcohol syndrome affect families?

Other common effects of FAS include sleep disturbances, difficulty in peer and sibling relations, hyperactivity, difficulty developing independent skills, and excessive talkativeness (Guiunta & Streissguth, 1988; Vaitenas, 1981; NCFCRP, 1994).

Can the brain recover from fetal alcohol syndrome?

There’s no cure or specific treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome. The physical defects and mental deficiencies typically persist for a lifetime. However, early intervention services may help reduce some of the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome and may prevent some secondary disabilities.

How does fetal alcohol syndrome affect the mother?

Key points about FASD Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of physical, mental, and social problems in a child that are caused when a mother drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. The problems include abnormalities of the face. They also include problems with the central nervous system and poor growth.

Does FAS get worse with age?

Many of physical, brain, and neurobehavioral features that are present in children with FASDs will endure to adulthood. However, some features may diminish or change over time.