People who have been exposed to alcohol in utero have brain differences that express themselves behaviorally. As parents of children with FASDs it’s important to keep these brain differences in mind when caring for our children. Remembering brain differences and
What are the best interventions for FASD? How do we fix it?
Ann Streissguth, a pioneering researcher in FASD, did a study of 400+ people who had been diagnosed with an FASD, to pinpoint exactly what behaviors were associated with FASD. The study, published in 1996, not only created a portrait of the
FASD: Warum diagnostizieren?
(German translation of FASD: Why Get it Diagnosed? kindly provided by fasd-netzwerk.at) Warum eine Diagnose im FASD-Spektrum suchen? Für viele – Eltern, unterstützende Fachkräfte und Betroffene – ,die bereits eine bestätigte FASD-Diagnose haben, ist dies eine verwirrende Frage. Warum sollte
Myths about FASD
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about FASD, which is sometimes surprising because it’s not only been identified as a disorder for 40 years, but a great deal of research has been done on it as well. In any
What is the NB Approach to FASD?
The NB approach, or neurobehavioral approach, also called the brain-based approach, is an understanding of FASDs as a physical disability. Because alcohol causes structural, developmental, and even cellular differences in the brain as it is developing in utero, FASD is
FASD: Why get it diagnosed?
For many parents, professionals and individuals who already have a confirmed FASD diagnosis, this is a confusing question. Why wouldn’t you want a correct medical diagnosis of an FASD? For most of us, proper and accurate diagnosis has opened doors
What is FASD?
FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which is a brain-based disability caused by alcohol exposure in utero. The FASD(s) include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), pFAS (partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), ARND (Alcohol Related Neurobehavioral Disorder), all medical diagnoses, and the