Executive functioning deficits in preschool children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

@article{Fuglestad2015ExecutiveFD,
  title={Executive functioning deficits in preschool children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.},
  author={A J Fuglestad and Marisa L Whitley and Stephanie M. Carlson and Christopher J Boys and Judith K. Eckerle and Birgit A Fink and Jeffrey R. Wozniak},
  journal={Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={716-31}
}
Executive function (EF) deficit is a hallmark of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), but the vast majority of available evidence comes from school-age children and adolescents. Very little is known about EF during the critical developmental period prior to 6 years of age in FASD. We evaluated EF in 39 children with FASD (3.0-5.5 years) and a comparison group of 50 age-matched, nonexposed controls. Measures included the EF Scale for Early Childhood and a Delay of Gratification task… CONTINUE READING
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