Prenatal exposure to methadone and buprenorphine: A review of the potential effects on cognitive development

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the mechanisms by which prenatal methadone and buprenorphine exposure may affect childrens cognitive development.
2. Discuss why research findings investigating the development of children who were exposed to methadone or buprenorphine have been inconsistent.

Konijnenberg, C., & Melinder, A. (2011). Prenatal exposure to methadone and buprenorphine: a review of the potential effects on cognitive development. Child Neuropsychology17(5), 495-519.