Fine motor skills in a population of children in remote Australia with high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fine motor skills in a population of children in remote Australia with high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Journal Article

BMC Pediatrics

  • Author(s): Doney, Robyn, Lucas, Barbara R., Watkins, Rochelle E., Tsang, Tracey W., Sauer, Kay, Howat, Peter, Latimer, Jane, Fitzpatrick, James P., Oscar, June, Carter, Maureen, Elliott, Elizabeth J.
  • Published: 2017
  • Volume: 17
  • ISBN: 1471-2431

Abstract: Many children in the remote Fitzroy Valley region of Western Australia have prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Individuals with PAE can have neurodevelopmental impairments and be diagnosed with one of several types of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Fine motor skills can be impaired by PAE, but no studies have developed a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a population-based cohort of children with FASD. We aimed to develop a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a cohort of Western Australian children; determine whether these differed in children with PAE or FASD; and establish the prevalence of impairment.

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Doney, Robyn, Lucas, Barbara R., Watkins, Rochelle E., Tsang, Tracey W., Sauer, Kay, Howat, Peter, Latimer, Jane, Fitzpatrick, James P., Oscar, June, Carter, Maureen, Elliott, Elizabeth J., 2017, Fine motor skills in a population of children in remote Australia with high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Volume:17, Journal Article, viewed 09 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=12575.

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