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Can a child “outgrow” FASD as he or she gets older?

No. The brain damage is permanent. However, a child displays different characteristics and has different challenges at each stage of growth. The child’s emotional maturity lags behind his or her chronological age. This gap widens as the child grows because further emotional and psychosocial development is arrested. Many helpful suggestions for anticipating these needs and challenges are available. See the Resources section of this web site for details.

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