FASD Elephant™ #012: FASD School Intervention: Getting Back to Ready

Plan FASD School Interventions Students with FASD sometimes have “meltdowns” in school. These melt-downs can baffle and anger teachers, staff, and parents, but they are simply the student’s way of communicating. Meltdowns show that a student can’t cope with what is being asked of her or with what is going on at the moment. Students … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #012: FASD School Intervention: Getting Back to Ready

FASD Elephant™ Bonus Track 03: KTOO Interview with Morgan Fawcett, Flute Player

Use this player to listen to the podcast: Today’s podcast is an interview conducted by KTOO of Juneau, Alaska (U.S.) with Morgan Fawcett. Morgan is a 15 year old Native flute player who also happens to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He describes it this way, “When I play the flute, it lowers my blood pressure … Read moreFASD Elephant™ Bonus Track 03: KTOO Interview with Morgan Fawcett, Flute Player

FASD Elephant™ #011: The Secondary Disabilities of FASD

Use this player to listen to the podcast: [powerpress]People with FASD (including FAS) have both primary and secondary disabilities. Secondary disabilities are those disabilities that arise because of a mismatch between the brain damage and factors in the environment–they are not directly caused from the brain damage. Secondary disabilities are usually the hardest part of … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #011: The Secondary Disabilities of FASD

FASD Elephant™ #010: The Primary Disabilities of FASD

Use this player to listen to the podcast: [powerpress]People with FASD (including FAS) have both primary and secondary disabilities. Primary disabilities are those with which the person is born, such as seizures, sensory integration problems, etc. These are a direct result of the brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure, and the topic of today’s podcast. … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #010: The Primary Disabilities of FASD

FASD Elephant™ #009: Preparing for an FASD Evaluation

Click the player below to listen to the podcast now [powerpress] Thinking about obtaining an FASD Evaluation? Today’s podcast talks about how to prepare for one. These evaluations often have long waiting lists and take just as long to complete. Here is a guide on how you can prepare for an evaluation, make it as … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #009: Preparing for an FASD Evaluation

FASD Elephant™ #008: The FASD Wheel™ – The Ten Brain Domains of FAS and FASD

Click the player below to listen to the podcast [powerpress] The Ten Brain Domains Today’s podcast reviews the Ten Brain Domains of FAS and FASD in a little more depth; it is still an overview but gives more flesh to the domains in the context of completing an FASD Wheel. This is the third of … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #008: The FASD Wheel™ – The Ten Brain Domains of FAS and FASD

FASD Elephant™ #007: The FASD Wheel™ – Brain Functioning

Click the player below to listen to the podcast [powerpress] Today’s podcast reviews brain functioning and how it can be affected by FASD. This is the second of a multi-part series edited from a workshop on the FASD Wheel (TM) presented at the 2007 Brain Conference on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Mahnomen, MN… … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #007: The FASD Wheel™ – Brain Functioning

FASD Elephant™ #006: The FASD Wheel™ – Misattributions and Metaphors

Click the player below to listen to the podcast [powerpress] Today’s podcast reviews useful metaphors and non-useful misattributions regarding FASD. This is the first of a multi-part series edited from a workshop on the FASD Wheel™ presented at the 2007 Brain Conference on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Mahnomen, MN… one of the largest … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #006: The FASD Wheel™ – Misattributions and Metaphors

FASD Elephant™ #005: The Ten Brain Domains

Click the player below to listen to the podcast [powerpress] The Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic Program (FADP), in Duluth, MN, spearheaded by the Executive Director, Jeanette Lang, and her crack team, has developed the Ten Brain Domains, which provides clear definitions of brain dysfunction, specifies empirical data needed for accurate diagnosis, and defines intervention considerations that … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #005: The Ten Brain Domains

FASD Elephant™ #004: Other FASD Diagnoses

Click the player below to listen to the podcast [powerpress] Each key feature of FASD can vary widely across individuals exposed to prenatal alcohol. While consensus exists for the diagnosis of FAS across diagnostic systems (see last podcast), minor variations among the systems lead to differences in definitions and cut-off criteria for other diagnoses across … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #004: Other FASD Diagnoses