DSM-5 and FASD Explained: Thank You POPFASD! Our friends at the Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (also known as POPFASD) just posted a video of Dr. Christine Lilley explaining the ins-and-outs of diagnosing a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with the DSM-5 (the book that psychiatrists and psychologists use to diagnose mental … Read moreDSM-5 Changes and FASD Explained by Dr. Lilley
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 moreFASD and Praise (Part 4 of 4) – Working with People-Pleasers
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 moreFASD and Praise (Part 3 of 4) – Proper Praise Patterns
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 moreFASD and Praise (Part 2 of 4) – Do They Accept or Reject 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 moreFASD and Praise (Part 1 of 4) – The Correct Way to Praise
FASD and Chores This is a basic look at what may have helped get a home chore completed. Everyone will have a different experience, but here are four things to consider when it comes to FASD and Chores:1. Understanding the chore2. Capacity or “juice” for the chore3. Motivation for the chore4. Tools for the chorePlease … Read moreFASD and Chores: A Few Ideas
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