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1 Running head: RESEARCH ON FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. 1 Research on foetal Alcohol syndrome in light of the South African context. South African College of Applied Psychology2 Class: I Due Date: RESEARCH ON FOETAL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. 3 4 Table of contents5 Table of contents…………………………………........................................................2 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………3 Background……………………………………………………………………………………………………4 Definition of FAS……………………………………………………………………………………….5 Characteristics of FAS………………………………… …………………………………………6 How does Alcohol affect the brain…………………………………………………………7 How is a baby with FAS…show more content…
Poverty, Unemployment and Health problems are the other contributory factors of FAS. Definition of FAS Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is a Pattern of mental and physical defects that develop in a foetus during pregnancy in association with high level of Alcohol consumption during pregnancy. When pregnant women consume alcohol during pregnancy it is carried to all her organs and her tissues including the placenta. The placenta ‘s function is to protect the foetus and provide nourishment from the mother to the Foetus, Alcohol is able to cross the placenta membrane and it is the transported to all developing tissues of the foetus. Characteristics of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome * Growth Deficiency Poor growth in length, head circumference and weight, which start in the womb and continues after birth. * Central Nervous System Delayed development or mental handicap, which ranges from borderline to severe. Learning difficulties Poor School performance Short concentration span Poor Memory Hyperactive Behavior and Poor judgment. * Facial Features Small eyes with folds at the inner aspects of the eyes. Saddle Nose, known as a flattened nasal bridge with upturned nostrils. A small lower jaw. A smooth upper lip with absence of the normal groove under the nose known as ‘Philtrum’ RESEARCH ON FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME IN LIGHT OF
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