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Gross Motor Deficits in Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol: A Meta-analysis

This review looked at gross motor skills in children with FASD where moderate to heavy drinking was carried out during pregnancy. The study revealed gross motor deficits were found in children with FASD as a result of both levels of alcohol exposure. The authors suggest the results indicate motor skills should be part of the FASD diagnostic criteria. 

Authors: Barbara R. Lucas, Jane Latimer, Rafael Z. Pinto, Manuela L. Ferreira, Robyn Doney, Mandy Lau, Taryn Jones, Danielle Dries, Elizabeth J. Elliott

Date: April 2014

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