Day 67-73 of 99 Days to FASDay: Supporting Adults with FASD

  Nine Lessons Learned: Supporting Success for Adults with FASD This post combines the last week's worth of posts. The information was discovered in the guidebook Supporting Success for Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) published by Community Living British Columbia (Canada). Rather than posting the graphics for each day on WordPress, I decided … Continue reading Day 67-73 of 99 Days to FASDay: Supporting Adults with FASD

Day 65 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Work

Today we wrap up information from Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities by looking at employment experiences for adults with FAS and FAE (diagnosis used in Study), as well as provide information and links to help with employment. To begin on a positive note, the Study found the following protective factors for successful employment: Adaptive … Continue reading Day 65 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Work

Day 64 of 99 Days to FASDay: Daily Life Skills

FASD: Dependence, Independence and Interdependence Today we expand on another portion of the landmark Study Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities (Ann P. Streissguth, Ph.D., Helen M. Barr, M.A., M.S., Julia Kogan, EdM., Fred L. Bookstein, Ph.D.) looking at management of Daily Life Skills for the participants who were 21 years of age and older. This is … Continue reading Day 64 of 99 Days to FASDay: Daily Life Skills

Day 63 of 99 Days to FASDay: Risk Factors for Adverse Life Outcomes

Risk Factors for Adverse Life Outcomes in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects Ann P. Streissguth, PH.D., Fred L. Bookstein, PH.D., Helen M. Barr, M.A., M.S., Paul D.Sampson, PH.D., Kieran O'Malley, M.B., D.A.B.P.N. (P), Julia Kogan Young, M.Ed. Many of us in the FASD world will have heard about this Study and see/hear quotes and … Continue reading Day 63 of 99 Days to FASDay: Risk Factors for Adverse Life Outcomes

Day 62 of 99 Days to FASDay: Why FASD is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed

  From the article: Fetal Alcohol Exposure Often Mistaken as Behavioral Issues  - Medscape - Jan 12, 2015: The investigators note that although children with FAS are usually correctly diagnosed on the basis of growth criteria, central nervous system impairment, and characteristic facial features, other, more common disorders related to prenatal alcohol exposure may be missed. "Unfortunately, … Continue reading Day 62 of 99 Days to FASDay: Why FASD is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed

Day 60 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Social Skills

A study, which was the first to examine a range of cognitive factors and social behavior in children with FASD and ADHD, found that those with FASD have significantly weaker social cognition and facial emotion-processing abilities. According to a story published on the Science Daily website: Behaviorally, FASD and ADHD can look quite similar, particularly with respect … Continue reading Day 60 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Social Skills

Day 59 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adaptive Functioning

  WHAT IS ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONING? According to Mental Health Net adaptive functioning is affected by three basic skill sets: Conceptual This includes reading, numbers, money, time, and communication skills. Social These skills help us to get along well with others. These skills include understanding and following social rules and customs; obeying laws, and detecting the motivations of … Continue reading Day 59 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adaptive Functioning

Day 58 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Executive Functions

From Teresa Kellerman at Come Over To Individuals with FASD often have symptoms or behaviors that are a direct result of damage to the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that controls “executive functions.” These are examples of executive functions of the prefrontal cortex and the effects of alcohol exposure on behaviors related … Continue reading Day 58 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Executive Functions