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Fine Motor Skills and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

A systemic review of 24 studies was published on fine motor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The results were the following: 1. more advanced fine motor skills, such as visual-motor integration, were more frequently impaired than basic fine motor skills, such as grip strength. 2. with […]

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Gross motor deficits and fetal alcohol exposure

Pediatrics published research a systemic review of 2881 articles consisting of observational studies including children aged 0 to ≤18 years with (1) a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnosis or moderate to heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), or a mother with confirmed alcohol dependency or binge drinking during pregnancy, and (2) gross motor outcomes obtained by […]


Handwriting and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on functional handwriting performance in school aged children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).  Handwriting skills were evaluated in 20 children with FASD.  The following results were recorded: participants performed below average on the Process Assessment of the Learner, 2nd Edition (PAL-II) measures of handwriting legibility and […]