Day 15 of 99 Days to FASDay: Key Executive Functioning Skills

What is Executive Functioning? The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. The information below is an excerpt from an excellent article I … Continue reading Day 15 of 99 Days to FASDay: Key Executive Functioning Skills

Day 14 of 99 Days to FASDay: Trying Differently Rather Than Harder

Continuing today and for the next week, we will be providing some proven, effective strategies for supporting people with FASD. The tips shared over the next week, with permission from Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAFASD), are suggested by parents on their Shifting the Paradigm discussion page on Facebook. People who have been exposed to … Continue reading Day 14 of 99 Days to FASDay: Trying Differently Rather Than Harder

Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

I discovered the film Picture This : Life as a Parent of Children with FASD several years ago. It was made in 2008 but is as relevant today as it was nine years ago. It gives others a close-up look into the lives of parents whose children have FASD. It was created by five courageous women … Continue reading Picture This: Life as a Parent of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders