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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Jessica-
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-02T13:24:03Z-
dc.date.available2020-04-02T13:24:03Z-
dc.date.issued2020-03-17-
dc.identifier.urihttps://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/handle/10219/3467-
dc.description.abstractThe current document is a paper-based thesis examining the diagnostic outcomes of children and youth who presented for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment in Northeastern Ontario. While past research has identified many functional difficulties and challenges that are associated with FASD, little is currently known about this population in Northeastern Ontario. Therefore, as part of a nation-wide FASD initiative conducted by the Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD), the current study employed a retrospective chart review and secondary data analysis of children and youth who have been assessed for FASD at the Sudbury FASD Diagnostic clinic, which services the Northeastern Ontario region. The first paper is a descriptive overview of those who presented for FASD assessment, and further compares the individuals who received an FASD diagnosis and those who did not. Findings demonstrate a need to support individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure through multiple service entities within the region. The second paper examines the intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and related adverse outcomes among the children and youth in the sample who received an FASD diagnosis. Findings support the known weakness with IQ in describing the difficulties and needs of individuals with FASD, and further highlight the importance of an early diagnosis to lessen the risk of adverse outcomes. Suggestions for future research and clinical implications are also discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectfetal alcohol spectrum disorder,en_US
dc.subjectfetal alcohol spectrum disorder,en_US
dc.subjectFASDen_US
dc.subjectFASDen_US
dc.subjectNortheastern Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectNortheastern Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmental disabilityen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmental disabilityen_US
dc.subjectprenatal alcohol exposureen_US
dc.subjectprenatal alcohol exposureen_US
dc.subjectdiagnosisen_US
dc.subjectdiagnosisen_US
dc.subjectoutcomes,en_US
dc.subjectoutcomes,en_US
dc.subjectservice needsen_US
dc.subjectservice needsen_US
dc.subjectassessment.en_US
dc.subjectassessment.en_US
dc.subjectassessment and diagnosisen_US
dc.subjectassessment and diagnosisen_US
dc.titleFetal alcohol spectrum disorder: diagnostic outcomes in Northeastern Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Arts (MA) in Psychologyen_US
dc.publisher.grantorLaurentian University of Sudburyen_US
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