Fetal alcohol syndrome has been recognized as one of the most common causes of mental retardation and has also been indicated as a cause for a variety of other learning and developmental disabilities. This paper provides a discussion of definitions, historical precursors, and prevalence figures for fetal alcohol syndrome and highlights relevant medical and behavioral characteristics. The paper also addresses the educational implications of working with children with fetal alcohol syndrome in terms of instruction and curriculum.
Ackerman, Beth E., "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Implications for Educators" (1999). Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 8.