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Session Code: 1125
Title: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Children Exposed to Drugs/Alcohol Prenatally: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists
Day: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Orange County Convention Center Room: W222A
Session Format: Seminar 1-hour PDH(s): 1 Hrs

Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Kerry Proctor-Williams, East Tennessee St U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |View Final Presentation

The causes and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children exposed to drugs and/or alcohol prenatally are presented. The incidence of this population is rising rapidly and appearing in increasing numbers on the caseloads of speech-language pathologists. Topics include prevalence, common drugs, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, longer-term neurodevelopmental outcomes, and treatment challenges.

Session Chair: N/A
Speech-Language Pathology Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Instructional Level:
Introductory (Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered)
Learner Outcomes:
Learner Outcome 1: Discuss the neurodevelopmental outcome of children exposed prenatally to drugs/alcohol
Learner Outcome 2: Identify the treatment challenges for the children exposed prenatally to drugs/alcohol and for their mothers
Learner Outcome 3: Discuss the role of the speech-language pathologist in intervention for this population

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