Thank you, Yvonne, for this #FASD post – Your #RedShoesRock with us every day as we create visibilities.
On Sunday, August 6, we are on Day 66 of our 99 Days to FASDay. Today we offer a reminder for those who are working with, supporting or just hanging out with someone with FASD – remember stage, not age.
This classic sign of FASD described by Clarren, Malbin and Streissguth. A person with FASD will simultaneously exhibit behaviours common to people of different ages. For example, someone with FASD might be 18 years of age, sound like a 22 year old (expressive language), act like a 6 year old in a social and moral sense, read like a young teen and understand time and money at about the same level as a 12 year old.
People with FASD tend to catch up to themselves as much as they are going to by their early to mid-thirties.
Known as dysmaturity, it is the developmental “gaps” between a person’s chronological age…
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