Infants with FASDs often have sensory and regulatory problems (Kully-Martens, Denys, Treit, Tamana, & Rasmussen, 2012; Fjeldsted & Hanlon-Dearman, 2009). Issues such as poor sleep-wake cycles, poor weight gain, irritability, failure to thrive, and nursing difficulties are reported frequently. Hypotonia, also known as low muscle tone where a child is often labeled as ‘floppy’, and fine motor problems (e.g., weak grasp) are also reported (Jones, 2006).
Source: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2008. Print.
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