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™ #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

FASD Elephant™ Special Article #001: The Ten Brain Domains

Click here to download the PDF File This week, I am sending the original article on the Ten Brain Domains from the Journal of FAS International for your review. The regular audio podcast will return next week. Feedback or comments may be sent to: Michael__at__FASDElephant__dot__com.

FASD Elephant™ #005: The Ten Brain Domains

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 address the complex nature of FASD. The Ten Brain Domains … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #005: The Ten Brain Domains

FASD Elephant™ #004: Other FASD Diagnoses

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 the FASD continuum. The FASD conditions of Partial FAS (PFAS) … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #004: Other FASD Diagnoses

FASD Elephant™ #003: The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosis

Any Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is diagnosed by assessing the four key features that were first identified in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in 1973. FAS requires a positive and severe finding in all four key features, but other FASD conditions may vary across a continuum of severity. FAS is the only expression of FASD that has … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #003: The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosis

FASD Elephant™ #002: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) History and Diagnostic Introduction

History The earliest known observation of possible links between maternal alcohol use and fetal damage may have been made in 1899 by Dr. William Sullivan, a Liverpool prison physician who noted higher rates of stillbirth for 120 alcoholic female prisoners than their sober female relatives and suggested the causal agent to be alcohol use (Sullivan, 1899). … Read moreFASD Elephant™ #002: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) History and Diagnostic Introduction