Executive Functioning Deficits in Preschool Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become aware of the gap that exists in our knowledge about early executive functioning in children who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol.
  2. Discuss the nature of the executive functioning deficits in young children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the challenges with measuring these skills in preschool-age children.

Fuglestad, A. J., Whitley, M. L., Carlson, S. M., Boys, C. J., Eckerle, J. K., Fink, B. A., & Wozniak, J. R. (2015). Executive functioning deficits in preschool children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Child Neuropsychology, 21(6), 716-731.