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Module 4: FASD Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms: 12-17 Years
These problems can persist into adulthood. In addition, a combination of factors puts adolescents with an FASD at risk for rejection, isolation, incarceration, and, in the worst cases, murder, suicide, or accidental death.
- Difficulties adjusting to hormonal changes, growth spurts, and other changes related to
- Learning and behavior problems
- Inability to connect action and consequences
- Inappropriate sexual behavior
- Potential for victimization and exploitation due to being easily influenced
- Lack of danger recognition
One problem is that adolescents with an FASD can talk better than they can think. They can repeat
information and sound as if they understand when they do not. Parents report that children can
repeat a rule, tell what might happen if it is broken, and then break it a minute later. When they
are reprimanded, they do not understand why the parent is upset.