FAFASD has been holding workshops on the Brain-Based Approach to FASD for parents and professionals since 2013, and when we do presentations they happen in 1 of 3 ways: 1) We are invited by a group or organization and they
“Oppositional” Behavior and FASD
(First published on the Easy to Love but Hard to Raise blog (now private), by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista.) This was written when her son was about 10 years old. My child has a default setting, and it is NO. If
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
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