Author: Tomáš Jablonský
Author: Oľga Okálová
Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 112-122
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.09
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150409.pdf

Prenatal exposure of a child to alcohol may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAS/FASD). As a result, the affected child may exhibit lower intellect, neurosensory disorders, hyperactivity, executive functions disorder, abstract thinking and behaviour disorders combined with growth disorders and facial dysmorphia. In addition, undiagnosed and untreated children may suffer from serious secondary and tertiary disabilities. The aim of this paper is to provide a research overview of practical information about FAS/FASD syndrome, a presentation of the 4-Digit Diagnostic Code method and a sample of the research results by the first Centre of Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of FAS in Slovakia.

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