Day 37 of our 99 day journey to FASDay and the last of our Myths just may be the most important Fact. There is always hope. This was addressed in an earlier post, however I found another study entitled Early Interventions for Children with FASD by Blair Paley, PhD David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA (February 2011) which … Continue reading Day 37 of 99 Days to FASDay: Early Identification is Key to Success
Day 36 of our 99 day journey and this myth is about plateau of learning. While research has suggested that skill levels for people with FASD vary (see graphic below), I believe Grade 4 (through my own experience with the maiden) is definitely when things began to "fall apart" at school for her. After the … Continue reading Day 36 of 99 Days to FASDay: With Support Students can Succeed
Day 35 of 99 Days to 9.9 or FASDay is about receiving a diagnosis of FASD and why it's important. An article I found, Why is FASD diagnosis so important? posted on Smart Speech Therapy (June 18, 2014) by Tatyana Elleseff echoed some of the reasons the FASD Network of Southern California did on why it's … Continue reading Day 35 of 99 Days to FASDay: Is a Diagnosis Important?
Day 34 of 99 Days to FASDay and today's myth is about FASD being a trend. I don't know about you, but this is not a "trend" I would wish on anyone. Why do people feel this way? I always say, unless you live the life an individual with FASD does, or the lives parents … Continue reading Day 34 of 99 Days to FASDay: A Trendy Disability?
Day 33 of our 99 day journey and even though this myth may be difficult to believe (in that people actually think this) I had a person on another social media site mention she can't believe how many medical professionals over the years have said this about her brother. So even today there are still … Continue reading Day 33 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD is for Life.
From an article on the FASD Waterloo Region website: A shift in thinking is needed when working along side those diagnosed under FASD. Typical behaviour management strategies don’t work. Remember children diagnosed with FASD won’t learn from consequences. Sending them to their room or taking away a privilege may give the caregiver immediate satisfaction or relief but … Continue reading Day 32 of 99 Days to FASDay: Do Consequences Work with FASD?
Welcome to Day 31 of our 99 day journey to September 9, FASDay. Today starts a series of FASD myths and facts. Our own experience agrees with the above. We went to many different therapists over the years. Many didn't understand the brain difference and thus therapy failed. The maiden had a fabulous doctor at … Continue reading Day 31 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and Therapy