‪FASD‬ and Praise (Part 4 of 4) – Working with People-Pleasers

‪FASD and Praise: Working with People-Pleasers Kids with FASD who “people please” are often a pleasure to be around, but we need to help them internalize praise, too. Even though they don’t outright reject praise, it doesn’t stay with them either, so it’s hard for them to build healthy self-esteem just like the praise rejectors, … Read more

‪‎FASD‬ and Praise (Part 3 of 4) – Proper Praise Patterns

‪‎FASD‬ and Praise – How Much Praise to Give Improving FASD and Praise. Use your kid’s reactions to praise to make adjustments in how much praise to give and how to make positive adjustments along the way. This will begin to build true self-esteem. I’m sharing specific strategies to improve your kid’s acceptance of praise based … Read more

FASD and Praise (Part 2 of 4) – Do They Accept or Reject Praise?

FASD and Praise: Do They Accept or Reject Praise? How does your kid with FASD react to praise? Are you getting the results you want? There are four levels of praise responses for FASD and Praise. There are four levels of praise responses: A-Accepts praise B-Rejects praise verbally C-Rejects praise with hostility D… Watch the … Read more

FASD and Praise (Part 1 of 4) – The Correct Way to Praise

FASD and Praise: The Correct Way to Praise FASD and Praise can be a real challenge for about 70% of kids with FASD. Here’s a quick introduction on re-orienting how you can praise a child with FASD or developmental trauma and minimize the arguments, rejection and melt-downs. It’s the basis or foundation for building self-esteem, … Read more

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 more

FASD Elephant™ #015: #FASD and Suicide

This podcast episode is an excerpt of my part speaking on a panel titled “FASD and Suicide” at the 2011 IHS/BIA/BIE/SAMHSA Action Summit for Suicide Prevention held in Scottsdale, AZ. I was a panel member, along with my friend Morgan Fawcett, the musician and speaker. I was pleased to meet Kay Kelly, director of the … Read more

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

Download the Getting Back to Ready Hand-out by Clicking Here 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 hand-out for your child’s … Read more

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 more