Neuroscience News – Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Gender-Specific Adversities
A new study identified sex-specific differences in neurodevelopment and health-related disorders in children who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb.
Death Penalty Information Center – New Podcast: Protecting Especially Vulnerable Defendants from the Death Penalty — A Discussion with Karen Steele
In the latest episode of “Discussions with DPIC,” Robert Dunham, former Executive Director of DPIC, interviews Karen Steele, a researcher and defense attorney in Oregon, regarding the special characteristics of late adolescent defendants facing the death penalty.
Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research – Renewed call to improve approaches for developing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic criteria: Commentary on “Comparison of three systems for the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a community sample”
There have been significant advances in assessment processes and diagnostic criteria since the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure were first described in the medical literature (Lemoine, Harrouseau, & Borteyru, 1968; Ulleland, Wennberg, Igo, & Smith, 1970) and the terminology of fetal alcohol syndrome was first applied (Jones & Smith, 1973).
NOFASD Australia – THINKING ABOUT BRAIN IN ANALOGIES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FASD CHANGEMAKERS -Part 2 Of 3
Most people with FASD are good at language output – at talking – but very poor at interpretation – making sense of what is being said – independent of cognitive ability (IQ). And what people expect from you is almost always based on how well you speak. Think about it…….
CanFASD (Canada) – Announcing the 2023 Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award Recipient
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award is Danielle Johnston for her research on visual-motor integration, visual perception and motor coordination assessments in children with FASD.