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Parents: wouldn’t it be nice to say “go play your video games” for a change? Imagine a video game that has been researched and ┬ácan actually improve the mental functioning of a child with FASD…

It’s a possibility!

An article printed Monday in the Vancouver Sun and the Edmonton Journal highlights new FASD intervention research from the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria. Children taking part in the intervention play a video game called “Caribbean Quest” where they work on their cognitive and self-regulation skills with an intervention coach. The students in the study have improved and MRI scans have shown changes in the white matter of the brain.

Read the article

Also mentioned in the article is an upcoming FASD resource and educational website (which will be featured on this blog when released) and the Wellness, Resilience, and Partnership project, which involves coaches working in schools with Jr. and Sr. high school kids with FASD to provide academic, emotional, and social supports.

Learn more about Alberta Education’s FASD resources for teachers.

Want to get involved in research?


Alberta’s new premier, Allison Redford, spoke out for FASD on Tuesday. As a former justice minister, Redford understands the need for FASD prevention and intervention support and is treating the issue as a priority. Great to hear!

Read an article from the Edmonton Journal about Redford’s support for FASD services.

Click on the image below to learn about the Government of Alberta’s current FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan (2007-2017)

Canada

FASD and Justice Effective Community Response
Where: Barrie, Ontario
When: May 24, 2012
Conference Brochure
Registration Form

Alberta FASD Conference: Creating Connections, Building Relationships, Growing Communities.
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
When: October 22-23, 2012
Advance Notice Conference Info.

Network Evening: Hopes and Dreams of Adoptive Families of People with FASD
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia
When: May 10, 2012
Information Poster

Public Forum: How Much Is Too Much? Understanding Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Its Impact on Individuals, Families and Society
Where: Toronto, Ontario
When: Sept 22, 2012
Event Information through the Adoption Council of Canada

International

FASD Awareness Event
Where: St. Paul MN, USA
When: May 18, 2012
Information poster

Second European Conference on FASD
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: October 21-24
Conference Website

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