Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay brings a resource of strategies for caregivers by caregivers. Today's graphic highlights only three general strategies provided in this great resource 2017 Parent Retreat Strategies put together by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan (Canada). I only highlighted three of the general strategies, but the booklet (click on the link above) … Continue reading Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay: Strategies and Self Care for FASD Caregivers
Dr. Mansfield Mela and a team of 12 international experts have developed the first medication algorithm (or decision tree) for psychotropic medications for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
A recent news article about the results of a four-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of choline for neurodevelopment in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder caused quite a stir in the FASD world. Find out the details from the study and lead researcher Dr. Wozniak.
DAY 38 of 99 Days to FASDay: Positive Parenting Interventions for FASD, including Families Moving Forward and FMF Connect App.
Day 20 of 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay is all about the relationship! This example is such a great one for me. I don't know how other parents, caregivers or support people will relate, but for myself, the crone and the maiden this one is one we need to remind ourselves about often. "Beeping … Continue reading Day 20 of 99 Days to FASDay: Encourage Relationship
Day 19 of 99 Days to FASDay and it's time to slow things down for people with FASD. One area you can really make a difference with those with FASD you support is stopping and waiting patiently for a response and action. Give your child or client time to process what you said and respond … Continue reading Day 19 of 99 Days to FASDay: Processing Speed
Even though today's FASD strategy tip or NB approach is huge, I won't offer much to illustrate as it's self-explanatory. It is a difficult one for parents of any child to follow. We want to instill values in our children - the values we hold near and dear - but your child is a unique … Continue reading Day 18 of 99 Days to FASDay: Your Values vs. Their Needs
I wasn’t skilled at advocating in the school system, but I always did my best. I wasn’t always able to get the maiden the accommodations she required, but I always supported her efforts and needs and tried to educate the teachers and principals about her strengths and challenges. I took an active interest in what … Continue reading Day 17 of 99 Days to FASDay: Recognize Effort and Energy
Today's NB tip is all about confabulation. I must admit I do not think I had ever heard the word confabulation before I adopted the maiden. I learned rather quickly though that she wasn't lying - she was confabulating: con·fab·u·la·tion [k uhn-fab-y uh- ley-sh uhn] NOUN 1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion. 2. Psychiatry. … Continue reading Day 16 of 99 Days to FASDay: Confabulation
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