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Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

June 12, 2020

University of Rochester experts have helped develop a handbook for health care providers to recognize and diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage

First mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD reaches trial stage

April 7, 2020

After two-and-a-half years of development and testing, the first promising results are in for an app designed to help caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

February 3, 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

September 10, 2019

A research team at the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center has been working for years to find ways to improve the lives of people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families.

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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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