Day 48 of 99 Days to FASDay

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Day 48 of 99 Days to FASDay

Day 48 of 99 Days to FASDay brings some special advice from an adult with FASD.

When the maiden turned 18 last year, my focus changed from looking for advice for children and teenagers, to advice for adults. In particular, I have been trying to find advice from adults about the lived experience with FASD. I found this quote in a book called FASD: unexpected journeys published by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan.

From the Book’s Foreword:

In 2015, the FASD Network set out to bring greater awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by collecting the stories of people whose lives have been affected by the disability.

The various chapters included in this book are the stories of the remarkable people who live their daily lives faced with the struggles and stigmas of an invisible, often disregarded disability. Through the voices of the caregivers who dedicate their entire selves…

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Day 60 of 99 Days to FASDay

How do social skills affect #FASD – Love you, Yvonne – keep on keeping on… You are up to Day #60! Go Red Shoes Rock!

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Day 60 of 99 Days to FASDay

One study, which was the first to examine a range of cognitive factors and social behavior in children with FASD and ADHD, found that those with FASD have significantly weaker social cognition and facial emotion-processing abilities.

According to a story published on the Science Daily website:

Behaviorally, FASD and ADHD can look quite similar, particularly with respect to problems with very limited attention, physical restlessness, and extreme impulsivity,” explained Rachel Greenbaum, a clinical psychologist with the Children’s Mental Health Team at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, who conducted the study as part of her doctoral dissertation.

“However, social deficits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders may have different underlying mechanisms,” noted Piyadasa W. Kodituwakku, associate professor of pediatrics and neurosciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

For example, children with ADHD experience social problems because of poor self-regulation rather than deficient knowledge of appropriate social behavior. In other…

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