Skip to content

    Children's Health

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Fetal Alcohol Effects: Behavior and Learning Problems - Topic Overview

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) can cause a wide range of behavioral problems and thinking and reasoning (cognitive) problems that can affect a child's school performance. The child may have:

    Children with FASD can have problems getting along with others, because they may not be able to:

    Recommended Related to Children

    Playtime for Children With Physical Disabilities

    Playing is crucial to healthy development and for building strong parent-child bonds. It's equally important if your child has a physical disability, such as a hearing impairment, vision difficulties or blindness, muscular dystrophy, and so on. WebMD consulted child life specialists and experts to help you find guidance about playing with your physically disabled child. Here you’ll find their tips on play and age-specific suggestions for physically disabled children, from newborns to age 6.

    Read the Playtime for Children With Physical Disabilities article > >

    • Consider the consequences of their actions.
    • Control their impulses.
    • Correctly interpret the actions of other people.

    To be attributed to FASD, these problems cannot be related to the child's developmental level or caused by problems in the child's family or living situation.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
    1
    Next Article:

    Fetal Alcohol Effects: Behavior and Learning Problems Topics

    Today on WebMD

    child with red rash on cheeks
    What’s that rash?
    plate of fruit and veggies
    How healthy is your child’s diet?
     
    smiling baby
    Treating diarrhea, fever and more.
    Middle school band practice
    Understanding your child’s changing body.
     

    worried kid
    fitArticle
    jennifer aniston
    Slideshow
     
    Measles virus
    Article
    sick child
    Slideshow
     

    babyapp
    New
    Child with adhd
    Slideshow
     
    rl with friends
    fitSlideshow
    Child Coughing or Sneezing into Elbow
    Article