Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Kaven Rosen

Causes

The child gets FAS when the mother drinks alcohol when she is pregnant with the child.

Symptoms

Distinctive facial features. Deformities in joints, limbs and fingers. Slow physical growth before and after birth. Vision difficulties. Small head circumference and brain size. Heart defects.

Treatment

A team that includes a special education teacher, a speech therapist, physical and occupational therapists, and a psychologist.

Life expectancy

They can live the normal life expectancy as some one with out FAS.

3 important facts

There is no healthy amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy.

They don't know why it affects only some babies and not all.

In the U.S. there are 1000 to 6000 babies that fit the criteria for FAS.