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FASD - An Invisible Disability

May 26, 2016

How To Convince Others That Your Normal-Looking Child Isn’t Normal.

4 action steps you can take to build a bridge

By Mike Berry

 

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Confabulation vs Lying

May 24, 2016

For many individuals with an FASD the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol can affect reasoning and memory and this can result in difficulties distinguishing reality from fantasy.  This brief article from The FASD Network provides more information and some simple strategies to support individuals who may appear to be lying but are in fact confabulating!

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Trauma Makes You Live in a "Backwards World"

May 9, 2016

A wonderful article about changing the conversation around trauma. 

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Alberta FASD Learning Series: 4 webinars - May 17, 18, 19

May 9, 2016

Siksika Health Services FASD Program: A Case Study - May 17th

Working with Supports – a Panel Discussion - May 18th

The Stigma of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation into the Community - May 18th

Best Practices for Supports - May 19th

For futher information about the four learning series presentations click on the link below.

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Students need time to practice using visuals

May 2, 2016

Read this great little article about making time for teaching and practicing with students so they know how to use visuals.

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Great Tips to Promote Reading Comprehension

May 2, 2016

Here are six great tips for creating an active reading environment that will help with reading comprehension.

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Scottish Government Supported Feasibility Study Leads to Early Testing

Apr 29, 2016

After a feasibility study, supported by the Scottish Government, a team of reserachers at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow are testing newborn babies for pre-natal alcohol exposure.  Early results suggest that up to 42% of mothers consume some alcohol while pregnant, with around 15% drinking more than one or two small glasses of wine a week.

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FASD New Canadian Guidelines

Apr 22, 2016

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:  a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan

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Health Survey 2016: Adults with FASD

Apr 13, 2016

 

POPFASD teacher consultants recently attended the 7th National Biennial Conference on Adults and Adolescents with FASD.  It was a great conference with many fabulous speakers.  The highlight of the conference was the Plenary Panel: The Lay of the Land: Preliminary Results of a Health Survey of Adults with FASD, presented by CJ, Myles and Emily, three adults with FASD who do public speaking, act as mentors, and are undertaking research on the physical health of other adults with FASD.  As they informed us on site, the survey is still open and we encourage you to ask people you know who have diagnosed FASD to do this survey. Please take time to support individuals when responding to the survey.   Thank you.

 

The neuroscience of impulse and addiction

Apr 11, 2016

Impulsivity, sensation-seeking and substance abuse have long been linked. Although individuals who abuse drugs are known to act impulsively and have subtly different neuroanatomy, it is not clear whether these changes are the cause or the effect of the abuse. A new study investigates these links further.

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