A Clever Intervention for FASD Anger Management

FASD Anger Management? Seems like more than a few caregivers have asked about anger management for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) lately, and frankly it’s a daunting subject to blog about. Sometimes techniques just work a few times (if at all), or they’re designed for an age too young or too old, or they’re too … Read moreA Clever Intervention for FASD Anger Management

FASD Book Release Announcement

Two Announcements! FASD Book Release Sign-up Do you remember the last time you wished for more FASD books? Yep, me too. Since committing last month to finish my half-written FASD books, chapters and articles, I’ve got the top five FASD topics and I’m buckling down to get these completed and published this year. “What are … Read moreFASD Book Release Announcement

I’M WRITING A BOOK SERIES ON FASD-Tell Me What Kind of FASD Books You’ve Always Wished You Had…

For the new year, I’ve challenged myself to quit “fiddling around” and finish writing those books about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. And I need your feedback on exactly what kinds of FASD books and topics to create. I’ve spent this month so far gearing up on the process of publishing, developing FASD topics & chapters … Read moreI’M WRITING A BOOK SERIES ON FASD-Tell Me What Kind of FASD Books You’ve Always Wished You Had…

An FASD Sandwich: 3 Tips to Avoid Post-Holiday FASD Stress

Ahhh… the Holidays I’m really enjoying the time off from work and school. Even with the stress of the holidays, it’s been nice to relax and read and write and just fix leftovers and let the kid sleep late. We don’t have to get to school on time—much less make sure homework is done, drive … Read moreAn FASD Sandwich: 3 Tips to Avoid Post-Holiday FASD Stress

FASD is Complicated (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

When Helping Shows FASD is Complicated Life is complicated with its if’s and and’s and but’s. It’s alright to be crazy, just don’t let it drive you nuts… ~Jimmy Buffett Back in 2007, I discovered that the Wikipedia entries for FAS and FASD were sparse, meandering, and in need of updates (check out this older version for … Read moreFASD is Complicated (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

Sometimes a little light in the tunnel can help…

Last Friday as I leaned against the kitchen doorframe, waiting for my kid and taking my third deep breath of the morning, a thought skipped through my head: “Can we please have just one morning that works smoothly every once in a while? …maybe glimpse a little light at the end of the tunnel sometime…?” … Read moreSometimes a little light in the tunnel can help…

Why I do what I do

Why FASD? On Monday, somebody asked me why I teach about FASD, especially online. The question was important enough to put the answer on the website’s main page today, especially as we refocus more to better address accurate FASD information, creative problem-solving, finding & creating support, and promoting self-care. It’s crucial to think about what … Read moreWhy I do what I do

FASD Elephant™ #012a: Getting Back to Ready Hand-out

Download the Getting Back to Ready Hand-out by Clicking on This PDF Icon: [powerpress] This is a supplementary hand-out that outlines all the information provided in Podcast #012 (FASD School Intervention: Getting Back to Ready). You may download this from the website, rss feed, or through your podcast player (e.g., iTunes). This is a great … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #012a: Getting Back to Ready Hand-out

FASD Elephant™ Special Article #002: FASD Evaluation Preparation Checklist

Sorry folks, but I have laryngitis this week. Tune in next Wednesday for the next installment of the FASD Elephant Podcast. In the meantime, I found an interesting website from Germany that has an animated FAS Facial Feature program, in which you can manipulate the various FAS Facial Features and visually compare them to an … Read moreFASD Elephant™ Special Article #002: FASD Evaluation Preparation Checklist