The internet is a wealth of information. Check out these new videos and webinars related to FASD intervention…

FASD Learning Series “Cognitive Interventions to Improve Math Skills”

This month’s FASD Learning Series webcast isCognitive Interventions to Improve Math Skills” Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 9-11 AM.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Research on FASD memory interventions
  • Math interventions in other clinical populations, and their implications for FASD
  • Specific intervention strategies
  • Evidence based practice
  • Application of research

Register now to attend the FREE live webcast.

Check out the Government of Alberta’s FASD Learning Series page to watch archived videos from previous presentations.

Neurodevnet FASD Video Resources

NeuroDevNet is trans-Canada research initiative that studies brain development in children.

On their resources page, the FASD Family Support video is a compilation of personal anecdotes about the need for support for families of children with FASD.

Some tips for families from the speakers in the video:

  • Try to find something every day to make the child with FASD feel good about what they are doing. Find something to pat them on the back for.
  • Think positive. Look for reasons to keep trying.
  • Have a good support system.
  • Trust your instincts and “think outside the box.”
  • Nurture children with FASD and remember to deal with them according to their functional age, which may be younger than their chronological age.
  • It is important for the child to self-advocate.

Below the videos, there are also several good links to web-based resources.

For Healthcare Providers: Free FASD Webinars Funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter

Part 2 of  the American Academy of Pediatrics funded webinars covers Assessment and Management of FASD.

The webinar will discuss areas of need for individuals with FASD and their clinical implications, distinguishing between  FASD and similar diagnoses, and management of FASD care coordination. The webinar will air on March 20, 2012, from 12:15-1:30 PM, EDT. Register here.

New Video about Movement, Attention and Learning from BC’s Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD).

Chris Rowan of Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy, Inc. speaks about the importance of movement and the stimulation of proprioception and the vestibular system as a precursor to attention and learning.

Watch the video on the POPFASD website.

The POPFASD website also contains a strong library of past eLearning videos with some great intervention information!

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