Here are nine great ways to support and show empathy for students with learning and attention stretches!
A recent study out of Australia looks athe the role the media plays in disseminating information about alcohol use, pregnany, and FASD. The study identifies ways to improve associated health messages.
A new pilot study looked at case reports to determine the prevalence of autism, number of children diagnosed with FASD and other demographic data and found that the prevalence of autism among those with FASD was higher than the prevalence of autism among the general Canadian population.
This FASDNews article discusses the many considerations around telling your child that they live with FASD.
This website provides some great, practical tips for helping children manage screen time, particularly as we move into summer holidays where they may be more likely to fill their day with television and computer time.
An article published by Canada FASD Research Network discusses two recent analyses of studies showing that paternal factors, and alcohol use, in particular, play a larger role in fetal/child health than just passing along genes.
Free, one-hour, thirty minute webcast titled Professionals Without Parachutes.
This presentation will centre around the Professionals Without Parachutes (PWP) training model.
Webcast will aim to:
• Attain a shared understanding of the change and impacts possible in FASD
• Explore a 'process based' understanding of FASD that fosters responsive problem solving in supporters
• Support development of collaborative networks that are geared towards flexible and creative approaches in working with individuals with FASD
• Discuss application of research to support best practices.
Impacts of the PWP approach will also be presented along with ongoing evaluation and learnings that continue to shape the approach.
The following article describes four ways in which Executive Funtioning issues can affect a child's social life; suggestions for support are provided.
Because alcohol is legal, it can be a sensitive subject to talk about. Kathleen Mitchell, spokesperson for the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) said, “In over twenty years of working on FASD prevention, I have never met a mom who intentionally wanted to harm her unborn baby. Either she didn’t know that alcohol was harmful during pregnancy or she needed help to stop drinking.”