This is a book review of Diane Malbin’s Trying Differently Rather Than Harder - a foundational book for many caregivers of individuals with FASD. It lays the groundwork for creating a paradigm shift that is required to support people with FASD and others with brain-based conditions.
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Day 18 of 99 Days to FASDay: Your Values vs. Their Needs
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
Day 17 of 99 Days to FASDay: Recognize Effort and Energy
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
Day 16 of 99 Days to FASDay: Confabulation
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
Day 14 of 99 Days to FASDay: Trying Differently Rather Than Harder – Memory
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 – Memory
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