FASD Elephant™ Podcast #019: Assessing Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Have you ever wondered how prenatal alcohol exposure is determined or assessed? It’s the only cause of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and one of the four prongs of the FASD diagnosis, but mostly it’s covered briefly in discussions or dryly in diagnostic books. A Facebook community member recently talked to me … Read moreFASD Elephant™ Podcast #019: Assessing Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

FASD Elephant™ #014: Interview with Morgan Fawcett – A Flute Like Medicine: Part 2

A Flute Like Medicine Welcome to the FASD Elephant™ Podcast. Today we’re going to continue with the last half of my interview with Morgan Fawcett on May 25th, 2011. More details are in the previous podcast, number 13. Morgan Fawcett is a 19-year-old Tlingit flute player with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, FASD; the flute is … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #014: Interview with Morgan Fawcett – A Flute Like Medicine: Part 2

FASD Elephant™ #013: Interview with Morgan Fawcett – A Flute Like Medicine: Part 1

Welcome to the FASD Elephant™ Podcast. After a hiatus for way too long, the podcast is back. I’ve had a very exciting year so far in the world of FASD. A major highlight in February 2011 was four days worth of workshops and talks I gave in Saskatchewan—for The Saskatoon Tribal Council in Saskatoon, for … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #013: Interview with Morgan Fawcett – A Flute Like Medicine: Part 1

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

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 and eases stress away. With fetal alcohol spectrum … Read moreFASD Elephant™ Bonus Track 03: KTOO Interview with Morgan Fawcett, Flute Player

FASD Elephant™ #010: The Primary Disabilities of FASD

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. Feedback or comments may be sent to: Michael__at__FASDElephant__dot__com.

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

FASD Elephant™ #009: Preparing for an FASD Evaluation

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 thorough as possible, and hopefully speed the process up a bit. … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #009: Preparing for an FASD Evaluation

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

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 a multi-part series edited from a workshop on the FASD … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #008: The FASD Wheel™ – The Ten Brain Domains of FAS and FASD

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

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… one of the largest annual conferences held in Minnesota. Feedback … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #007: The FASD Wheel™ – Brain Functioning

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

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 annual conferences held in Minnesota. See www.FASDElephant.com for more details.Feedback … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #006: The FASD Wheel™ – Misattributions and Metaphors