Spatial learning deficits in preschool children of alcoholics.

  title={Spatial learning deficits in preschool children of alcoholics.},
  author={Steven L Schandler and Claudewell S. Thomas and Michael J. Cohen},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={19 4},
When compared with nonalcoholics, chronic alcoholics and their children show significant deficits in the processing of visuospatial information. The literature supports two possible explanations of a visuospatial processing deficit in the child of an alcoholic (COA) when compared with the child of a nonalcoholic (NCOA). Either the COA may suffer cognitive disruptions produced by personal and social development within an alcoholic family, or the COA may inherit or very early develop alterations… CONTINUE READING

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