Drinking during pregnancy decreases word attack and arithmetic scores on standardized tests: adolescent data from a population-based prospective study.

@article{Streissguth1994DrinkingDP,
  title={Drinking during pregnancy decreases word attack and arithmetic scores on standardized tests: adolescent data from a population-based prospective study.},
  author={Ann Streissguth and Helen M. Barr and Heather Carmichael Olson and Paul D. Sampson and Fred L. Bookstein and David M Burgess},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={248-54}
}
Women (1529) were interviewed in midpregnancy, and a cohort of their children has been examined at various ages. The two standardized tests presented herein are part of a large battery of tests administered when the children were 14 years old. "Word Attack" (n = 462) measures phonological processing on a task involving the reading of pseudowords in nontimed performance. "Arithmetic" (n = 191) measures auditorily processed mental computations in timed performance. Scores on both tests were… CONTINUE READING

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