What is the average life expectancy for individuals with FAS? An old research report keeps surfacing that is misleading and does not have enough data to make a broad statement. Read this post to find out about it and how you can respond. #fasd
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. But what do we mean by hope? We have to provide acceptance and accommodations for differences. We have to change our perception of this false ideal of typical or normal. … 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
Why get an FASD diagnosis? A diagnosis provides an understanding of how to support an individual, may open access to services and helps reduce secondary outcomes.
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. Even today there are still people … 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 (most likely) won’t learn from consequences. Sending them to their room or taking away a privilege may give the caregiver immediate satisfaction or … 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.
Today looks at FASD and therapy. While there are some approaches like OT and DBT that can work, others, like CBT and ABA have limited success.