Video: The Brain's Affected Areas of Behavior
Alcohol damage to a baby's developing brain and central nervous system may cause many problems that affect the person's behavior.
The person may be
- overly sensitive to sensory stimuli
- extremely vulnerable to peer pressure
- poorly self-regulated
- lacking social skills
- thrown "off kilter" with transitions (from one activity to another; from one room or environment to another)
- emotionally about half his or her chronological age
Because of these problems, people with FASD cope best in a structured, calm environment.