Though there is no direct cure for FASD, there are many different types of treatment available. These include medications and dietary supplements to help with symptoms, behavioral therapy, and parent training. Treatment options vary depending on the child and what works best for him/her. Many “protective factors” have proven to help reduce the effects of FASD, such as:
- Early diagnosis
- Special education and social services
- A loving and nurturing environment the absence of violence
For more information, consult your doctor and refer to the Tools for Parents and Caregivers page; there are many resources available there.
Source: “Treatments.” Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). CDC. (2010)
For more information on this topic view this video featuring FASD and occupational therapist Joy Doll.
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