Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
There is no specific medical treatment for this condition. Early intervention is helpful, as well as a supportive, nurturing home.
Professional support helps a family cope with caring for a child with birth defects. Services include respite care and parent training. You can learn ways to handle behavior problems and stress management techniques.
Programs designed to meet your child's needs improve learning. For example, messages may need to be repeated. Tasks may need to be broken down into smaller steps.
- Provide consistent direction and structure.
- Keep to routines.
- Establish simple rules, limits, and consequences.
- Praise desired behaviors.
- Do not threaten. Violence or abuse increases the risk the child will learn to react in a similar fashion. Your child may need special training to learn ways to handle anger.