Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Materials

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Alcohol-related birth defects : fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), fetal alcohol effects (FAE).
[Alaska Native Health Board,199-?]


Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs may harm the unborn authors, Paddy Shannon Cook, Robert C. Petersen, Dorothy Tuell Moore.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office for Substance Abuse Prevention,1990.
Description: "This book combines in a single volume the findings of basic research and clinical studies conducted on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs on the fetus, the mother, and the baby after birth and through lactation. It first outlines changing perspectives on teratology (the study of causes for birth defects), as knowledge about the dangers of maternal alcohol and other drug use has increased, and notes limitations of teratogenic research. It reviews maternal factors that influence pregnancy outcomes. Characteristics of drugs and their risk to the fetus are discussed, focusing on genetic vulnerability of the fetus, timing of drug exposure, dosage and patterns of consumption, and chemical properties of drugs. Hazards of prenatal exposure to specific drugs are then examined, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other opioids or synthetic narcotics, phencyclidine, and prescription medications. For each drug, information is provided on: suspected mechanisms for drug damage to the fetus, effects on fertility, effects during pregnancy and delivery, effects on the newborn, effects on breastfeeding, and effects on the growing child. Suggestions are then offered for counseling women about childbearing and childrearing risks of drug use. A section titled "For More Information" lists health information clearinghouses, compendiums of resources, publications and pamphlets, sources for treatment referrals, and additional readings. (Contains approximately 150 references.)"--ERIC


Born substance exposed, educationally vulnerable Lisbeth J. Vincent ... [et al.]
Council for Exceptional Children, 1991.
Description: "This booklet examines what is known about the long-term effects of exposure in utero to alcohol and other drugs, as well as the educational implications of those effects. Research is synthesized on biological and medical risk factors, psychosocial risk factors, and the interaction of biology and environment. A section on implications for educational personnel discusses protective factors and facilitative processes to be built into the classroom. Implications for program development and administration are also discussed, listing needed services and outlining the need for transagency/transdisciplinary service delivery. (Includes approximately 75 references)"--ERIC.


The broken cord Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich.
Harper, c1989.
Description: "When Michael Dorris, 26, single, working on his doctorate, and part Indian himself, applied to adopt an Indian child, his request was speedily granted. He knew that his new three-year-old son, Adam, was badly developmentally disabled; but he believed in the power of nurture and love. This is the heartrending story, full of compassion and rage, of how his son grew up mentally retarded, a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whom no amount of love could make whole. The volume includes a short account of his own life by the 20-year-old Adam, and a foreword by Dorris' wife, the writer Louise Erdrich. The Broken Cord won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989. "--amazon.com


A child for life {videorecording (DVD)] : a film about foetal alcohol syndrome as seen through the eyes of families affected and medical experts.
NOFAS-UK, 2004.
Description: "Made to inform young people about the risks of binge drinking when pregnant, or more importantly, before they even realise they're pregnant. The film shows the potential results - children with lifelong mental and sometimes physical disabilities willing to talk on camera about the problems they have because their mothers drank when they were pregnant. The film also includes up to the minute information from leading clinicians in the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand." -- Container.


Fetal alcohol syndrome : a guide for families and communities Ann Streissguth.
Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c1997.


Fetal alcohol syndrome and effect : stories of help and hope [video recording (VHS)] producer-director, Renee Leveille ; Hazelden.
Hazelden, c1993.
Description: For young people, parents and other; discusses FAS and FAE, and recounts stories from those involved with affected children.


Fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects Ernest L. Abel.
Plenum Press, c1984.


Fetal alcohol syndrome in Alaska : what the schools can do : a background paper prepared for the Alaska Department of Education Judith Kleinfeld.
Northern Studies Program, University of Alaska, 1991


Four necessary components in the education of students with FAS/FAE : a qualitative study into the educational needs of FAS/FAE children with recommendations for parents, teachers, legislators and school administrators Stephen G. Saiz.
Senate Finance Committee, State of Alaska, 1991.


Integrated environmental learning : a key to working with alcohol affected children Deborah Spira and Debbie Evensen.
[s.n., 1991]


Journey through the healing circle [videorecording (CD)] Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Division of Licensed Resources ; produced by DIS Interactive Technologies.
The Department, [2003?], c1999.
Contents: The little mask ( 6-11 years old) -- Sees no danger & wanders afar (12-17 years old) -- Travels in circles (18-22 years old)
Description: Includes three CD-ROMs, with videos (Quicktime format) and other resources. A video training series for foster parents and families with children who have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). Each story of the video and accompanying discussion guide addresses a different age group.


Late, lost and unprepared : a parents' guide to helping children with executive functioning Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Laurie C. Dietzel.
Woodbine House, 2008.
Description: "Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses.
... for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Iimpulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) ; cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) ; initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) ; working memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) ; planning & organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) ; self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why).
... emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book's organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started.
Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the impact of weak executive function on children's emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.).
Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles."--amazon.com


A Layman's guide to fetal alcohol syndrome and possible fetal alcohol effects.
FAS/E Support Network, c1995.


Making a difference [online resource] : working with students who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Yukon Education, c2006.
Contents: Introduction: making a difference for students with FASD -- Essential element 1: Meeting the challenge -- Essential element 2: Families and FASD -- Essential element 3: Trying a different approach -- Essential element 4: Establishing structure -- Essential element 5: Observing behaviour -- Essential element 6: interpreting behaviour -- Essential element 7: The physical environment -- Essential element 8: Using concrete language -- Essential element 9: FASD and memory -- Essential element 10: Academic and social skills -- Essential element 11: Transitions -- Essential element 12: Measuring success -- Resources


A manual on Indian adolescents and adults with fetal alcohol syndrome Ann P. Streissguth, Robin A LaDue, Sandra P. Randels ; University of Washington Medical School ; for the Indian Health Service.
Indian Health Service, 1986.


Silent no more! : a poetic voice breaks the silence of FASD Jenny Jackson.
Skywriter Publications, c2009
Description: "How does it feel to be affected by FASD and have your mind not do what you want it to? What is it like to be used, judged, criticized, talked about, blamed and not understand what is happening? How does it feel to be unable to tell who is a friend and who wants to take advantage of you? Author Jenny Jackson and family have shed light on these questions and more with pages of delightful, thought-provoking, educational and touching poetry and prose. Step into their world to laugh and cry your way to a deeper understanding of those affected by alcohol before they were born. ... After 32 years of experience, Jenny has captured the heart-cry of the Child, the Youth, and the Adult. Jenny Jackson and her family live in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada."--back cover.

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The source for syndromes Gail J. Richard [and] Debra Reichert Hoge.
LinguiSystems, Inc., c1999.
Contents: Introduction -- Angelman syndrome -- Asperger's syndrome -- Autism -- Down syndrome -- Fetal alcohol syndrome -- Fetal rubella syndrome -- Fragile X syndrome -- Landau-Kleffner syndrome -- Prader-Willi syndrome -- Rett's syndrome -- Selective mutism -- Tourette's syndrome -- Williams syndrome -- Conclusion -- Syndrome overview.


Speaking and learning the FASD way : a teacher's journey into the world of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder Carol McAndrew.
Red Lead Press, c2006.
Description: "... explores a teacher’s journey in the field of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder. It is a compilation of strategies, examples, and concrete tools to help educators and support staff better understand and support FASD students. Functional Behaviour Assessment, learning strategies, building relationships, and social skills are highlighted. Personal stories are shared."--Publisher's website.

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Students like me [videorecording (DVD)] : teaching children with FAS Vida Health Communications ; written, produced and directed by Betsy Anderson.
Vida Health Communications, 2000.
Description: Created for teachers who work with children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Explains how FAS affects children and what teachers can do to help students with FAS reach their fullest potential in the classroom.


Trying differently rather than harder : fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Diane Malbin.
D. Malbin, c2002.
Description: "This book provides a readable, narrative discussion of the neurobehavioral approach for working effectively with children, adolescents and adults with FASD. After a brief review of the diagnosis, the focus is on understanding behaviors differently - primary and secondary learning and behavioral characteristics. One section explores the most common behavioral symptoms by providing case examples, interventions, and improved outcomes. The neurobehavioral approach ... is illustrated by stories of how alternative interventions lead to less frustration."--amazon.com


Understanding FASD [videorecording (DVD)] : cause, effects and interventions : fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Academic Edge, Inc. ; executive producer, Richard Goldsworthy ; writers, Becky Fisher, Laura Christian.
Academic Edge, Inc., [2011?]
Description: "... provides an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and lists practical interventions for working with someone affected by prenatal alcohol exposure."--Publisher's website.


Understanding the occurrence of secondary disabilities in clients with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE) , Ann P. Streissguth ... [et al.]
Published: University of Washington School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, 1996.


Why bother to identify these kids? : identifying fetal alcohol syndrome and effects : barriers and potentials.
[s.n., 198-?]

Updated: October 2016