Children with Heavy Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Experience Reduced Control of Isotonic Force
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 07/27/2012
Nguyen TT et al. – The data suggest that prenatal alcohol exposure produces deficits in regulating isotonic force, which presumably result from alcohol–related damage to developing brain regions involved in motor control. These children will most likely experience difficulty performing basic motor skills and daily functional skills that require coordination of finely graded force. Therapeutic strategies designed to increase feedback and, consequently, facilitate visual–motor integration could improve isotonic force production in these children.