Understanding Children Who Have Been Affected by Maltreatment and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

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Understanding Children Who Have Been Affected by Maltreatment and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Both maltreatment and prenatal alcohol exposure result in lifelong impairments that significantly affect multiple developmental processes of school-age children, including language, social communication, social cognition, and executive functioning. This program provides a framework for the creation of more effective assessment and intervention processes for this population by speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • discuss the brain structures and functions that are affected by complex trauma and prenatal alcohol exposure and the relative effects on the developmental functions of attachment, affect regulation, and information processing.
  • recognize sensory modulation difficulties in children with the potential to have maltreatment and/or prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • use a framework appropriate for assessing the social communication of children who have been affected by maltreatment and prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • discuss connections among emotional competence, alexithymia, and communication and language impairments.
  • recognize cultural issues involved in appropriately identifying the occurrence of maltreatment.
  • enumerate various ways the child welfare system affects the lives of the children and families who have been affected by maltreatment and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.7 PDHs: 7.0
: 6/17/2012 to 5/3/2015
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): web4420
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English
Author: Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Editor

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