Professional Development

The Effects of Alcohol & Drugs on Executive Function & Language Development *

Presented by SPG Clinical Supervisor (3 hrs)

Children who experience stress, trauma, and exposure to drugs & alcohol in utero and early infancy, as well as those who are abused/neglected as they grow up are at a higher risk for deficiencies in language skills due to brain dysfunction or lack of adequate stimulation. Participants will learn about the impact of pre-, peri- and neonatal conditions on the development of specific language impairment. Implications for assessment and treatment will be discussed, specifically in the areas of executive function skills and social skills.