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KnowFASD

After what seems like far too long, KnowFASD is back in operation! To those of you who use the site regularly and have been waiting for its return, thank you for your patience.

If you have never visited the site, please feel free to drop by and check it out! Take a browse through the interactive home page¬†and learn more/find help on the site’s wiki.

Our goal with KnowFASD is to provide a comprehensive site where viewers can learn about the neurobehavioural deficits associated with FASD throughout the lifespan and link to intervention options.

The main homepage of the website is an interactive interface where viewers can scroll through the lifespan of individuals with FASD, with neurobehavioural issues at each developmental stage presented as they may appear in day-to-day life. By clicking on a neurobehavioural issue, viewers are directed to a “wiki” (which works in a similar fashion to Wikipedia) housing information from current research on the neurobehavioural issue at hand. Each wiki page discusses a specific neurobehavioural issue: how it presents, potential causes, and potential consequences. At the bottom of each page, a link is provided to topic-specific intervention options.

Please feel free to visit the site, pass it along, and give us your feedback or suggestions. Check back often as we continue to upload information, links, and resources.

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money

I’ve come across several posts about FASD and money in the last couple months in some of the blogs I follow, such as “Parenting FASD Kids” and “The Life You Have Imagined“, so I thought it might be time to write a post on money and FASD.

FASD is associated with trouble with academics (including mathematics), memory, language, and abstract thinking. All of these things can cause difficulty when dealing with money.

Another recent blog post (Keeping Up with Tiny Titan) had some great suggestions for ways to teach money concepts (along with a link to printable American money). You can buy Canadian play money online at Scholar’s Choice.

Another great resource is the recently uploaded video “Financial Literacy for Individuals with FASD” on the Alberta Learning You Tube feed. The video describes financial literacy training needs for those with FASD. The non-profit organization “Lutherwood” also contains a page with money tips for those with FASD.

Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network’s “FASD Strategies not Solutions” booklet also offers some money related suggestions on p.16, along with links to websites for teaching money management.

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