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Tag: Christie Petrenko

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

February 6, 2018

A researcher and a computer engineer team up to build a mobile app that is already starting to help parents and caregivers facing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

July 11, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).

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Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding

June 27, 2017

Even in children with an average IQ, researchers found that emotional understanding lags by two to five years behind typically developing peers.

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Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

April 25, 2017

A new pilot study finds that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families benefit from a multi-component intervention, with the biggest change seen on the parents’ abilities to respond to their children’s needs.

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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

November 18, 2016

Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.

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Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

September 8, 2016

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the largest preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States. Christie Petrenko discusses her research and clinical interventions with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families.

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