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Module 4: FASD Signs and Symptoms

Appendix 4-1

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Specific Signs and Symptoms

Area of Dysfunction

Symptoms

Central nervous system impairments
  • Below average intelligence
  • Delayed milestones
  • Motor abnormalities
  • Neurobehavioral disorders
  • Perceptual problems
Motor abnormalities
  • Poor gross motor skills
  • Delays in fine motor skills
  • Hand tremors
Neurobehavioral disorders

  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor attention span
  • Perceptual problems
  • Poor impulse control

Langauge disabilities

  • Late onset
  • Delayed use of sentences
  • Uneven expressive and receptive skills
  • Low quality masked by high fluency
Behavioral manifestation

  • Social inappropriateness
  • Persistent temper tantrums
  • Excessive friendliness
  • Fearlessness
  • Poor response inhibition
  • Processing deficits
  • Input, output, integration deficits
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sensory hypersensitivity
  • Perseveration

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