Adolescents Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Behaviour (pp. 303-326)
Authors: (Erica Clark & M. Anne George)
Abstract: This chapter is about the behaviour of adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is caused by prenatal alcohol exposure and is characterized by a range of neurological, cognitive, adaptive, developmental, and physical characteristics. Behaviour of adolescents with FASD is affected by the pre and post natal environment. The significance of the effect of the post natal environment makes it an ideal focus for interventions to improve behaviour of adolescents with FASD. Pianata and Walsh’s Contextual Systems Model is used to examine behaviour of adolescents with FASD.