FASD. Indiana FASD Prevention Taskforce. Working to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Through High School and Middle School Curricula This presentation was designed for use in Middle School and High School Introductory Biology, Health, Family and Consumer Science Classes. FASD.
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Working to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisordersThrough High School and Middle School CurriculaThis presentation was designed for use in Middle School and High School Introductory Biology, Health, Family and Consumer Science Classes
From the Executive Summary of the IOM Report. FAS Community Resource Center. http://www.come-over.to/FASCRC
Brain and nervous system
Lips and palate
The Effect of Alcohol on a Baby’s Development
Development of the brain is occurring throughout the pregnancy, which means that alcohol exposure at any point may cause brain damage.
Figure from http://www.fda.gov/cber/gdlns/rvrpreg_fig1.gif
(little to no groove
above upper lip)
Thin upper lip
NOTE: Although these features are associated with fetal alcohol syndrome,
they may also be seen in people who do not have a FASD.
FAS Facial Features: Short Palpebral Fissures (Eye Openings)
Eyes are measured from the outer corner to the inner corner
Malbin D. 2002
Concepts of money and time
Skill Developmental Age Equivalent
Adapted from: www.efsmanitoba.com/html/Final%20Paper%20Defining%20Needs%20of%20women%20with%20FAS_E2.htm
www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov; Streissguth AP, et al. 2004
Referrals and early intervention for substance-using pregnant
women. Training for professionals.
Phone: 800-622-4845 or 317-722-5555 Fax: 317-722-5564 Statewide agency for persons with developmental disabilities.www.in.gov/ipas
Gordon Mendenhall, Ed.D.
Assisted by: David D. Weaver, M.D.
Becky Kennedy, M.Ed.
James M. Ignaut, M.A., M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Supported by: Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Department of Education
University of Indianapolis