Day 16 of 99 Days to FASDay

Lying or Confabulation – do you know the difference? #FASD

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Day 16 of 99 days to 9.9 FASDay It’s all about the NB approach!

Today’s NB tip is all about confabulation. I must admit I do not think I had ever heard the word confabulation before I adopted the maiden. I learned rather quickly though that she wasn’t lying – she was confabulating:

con·fab·u·la·tion
[k uhn-fab-y uhley-sh uhn]
NOUN
1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion.
2. Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person’s memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.

According to Teresa Kellerman in an article on the Come Over To website:

Making up stories and telling tall tales is a normal part of being a typical 4-5 year old. Scientific research done by Dr. Edward Riley shows that many kids with FASD have an arrested social development that stops at about the level of a 4 to 6 year old. Is it…

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