Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a devastating developmental disorder that affects children born to women who abuse alcohol during pregnancy. FAS discovery more than 40 years ago, since the 1970s has been characterized in the USA as a major threat to public health. In 1979 a total of 618 confirmations of children with FAS from various countries around the world had been made. In 1981 The United States became the first country to formulate a national policy advising women not to drink during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the number one cause of mental retardation in the United States and is the only cause of birth defect that is entirely preventable. This paper examines the various ways in which children are affected by FAS in school with their cognitive development. Children are diagnosed with several learning disabilities, and tend to have difficulties controlling their anger and become more aggressive towards others this problem impairs them to have a good social and behavioral relationship with peers and teachers. Children with FAS tend to have difficulties at school with their cognitive development, and must receive additional support.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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