Master of Science
Department or Program
AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER
Tytiana Davis, for the Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, presented on November 7, 2014, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
TITLE: FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER: HOW CHILDREN ARE IMPACTED THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES
MAJOR PROFESSOR: Thomas D. Upton
The following research paper will be completed on the importance of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum -Disorder, and how children are possibly affected later in life and the impact it has on society. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder includes Full Blown Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS), Alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD). According to CDC.org, the rate of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder has been estimated to be between 0.5 to 2.0 cases per 1,000 live births. Information from more than thirty sources will be used to provide an overview of the etiology of the condition, number of individuals in the US affected by this condition, and the impact of society on the cause of the condition. I will also provide a detailed description of the condition and how the condition affects changes that may take place in the body. Medical management of this condition will also be discussed as well as physical, psychological, and social challenges an individual may face related to this condition. The conclusion of this research paper will describe treatment methods specific to this condition.