FACE 12 - Improving executive functioning in children with FASD: Measuring brain and behavioural outcomes

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12th Annual FACE Research Rountable

This event was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 t the Stanhope Beach Resort & Conference Centre, Prince Edward Island, Canada as part of the 12th Annual FACE Research Roundtable.  Click here for a list of other session from this conference.

The 12th FACE Research Roundtable was organized by the Motherisk Program and sponsored by the Brewers Association of Canada.  

Presenter:

  • Kelly Nash, Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Executive functioning and self regulatory deficits are well documented in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and have recently been identified as key targets for intervention. The present study goes beyond current research in the field by: (a) evaluating the outcome of a manualized intervention which aims to improve self regulation; (b) using standardized, as well as process-oriented and qualitative outcome measures for in-depth examination of key outcome variables not captured by standardized measures alone; and (c) representing the first attempt to examine the effects of self regulation therapy on the neuroplasticity of executive functioning in children with FASD. Results revealed positive treatment effects in multiple domains of functioning, including evidence of neuroplasticity.

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Sponsors

The 12th FACE Research Roundtable was organized by the Motherisk Program and sponsored by the Brewers Association of Canada

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