In this episode, we touch on the basics of empathy. What is it, and how can we work on it with kids, teenagers, and adults with FASDs? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a message on the Oregon Behavior Consultation Facebook page!

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We will be doing a listener question podcast where we answer your burning questions! Ask about FASD, behaviors, planning for the future, or any other question you think Nate and Jill can help you with! Fill out the form below to ask a question! Please do not use last names of children or people with behaviors you are asking about. (We may edit certain questions and change names to make them "on-air" friendly.)

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Talking about behaviors can be difficult, especially if the person you are talking to struggles with abstract thinking or communication. In this episode, we provide you with a visual (download the PDF file below!) that may be helpful in working through behaviors with the person you're supporting. 

You can download the visual for free here!

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Hi everyone! When the podcast changed names we lost this interivew, and so we wanted to re-air it to make sure everyone can listen! In this interview, we discuss what it is like to have FASD with RJ Formanek. He talks to us about growing up, how his brain works, and how those of us caring for a person with FASD can help.

FASD: Flying with Broken Wings (Facebook group)

Red Shoes Rock (Facebook group)

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We have the best intentions when it comes to getting ready for the holidays. We tell ourselves we'll be ready this year. But then things get busy, we keep putting it off, and suddenly it's the week before a holiday and we've done nothing to prepare! In this week's episode, we talk about how we can practically prepare for the holidays for all kinds of children and adults, both with and without developmental disabilities.

The OBC Holiday Planning Sheet: http://tinyurl.com/OBCHolidayPlanning

Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/OregonBehavior

 

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It can be difficult to know when or how to talk to a person with FASD about their disability. In this podcast, we start a conversation that is only our perspective: tell us what *you* think! We also provide ideas on talking about FASD with family members, friends, and community members.

Skills List: http://www.oregonbehavior.com/skillslist

Thanks for listening! Please feel free to give us your comments or suggestions on Facebook. Please consider supporting us on Patreon.com/OregonBehavior 

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Anxiety is very common in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other developmental disabilities. There are many reasons why it can happen, and there are many challenges to living with it every day. In this episode we talk about various aspects of anxiety, and how it can also impact caregivers. 

Tell us what your experience with anxiety is. Leave a message on Facebook! 

To support this podcast and the videos on our free Youtube channel, please go to www.patreon.com/OregonBehavior where you can support us for as little as $1 per month. 

Resource: The Whole Brain Child (http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/the_whole_brain_child)

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It can be difficult to support children with behavioral challenges in the school setting. In this episode, Jill and Nate go over some of the ideas that parents submitted to us online. We hope that you'll get some great ideas!

Thanks to all from the Shifting the Paradigm Facebook group for your suggestions!

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In this episode, we meet Jill Snell, our new co-host! 

The neurobehavior model of challenging behavior is a new way to interpret behaviors. In this episode, Jill talks about how shifting her thinking has helped her family understand behaviors. 

Please read Diane Malbin's book, "Trying Differently Rather Than Harder"! You can find out more about the neurobehavioral model at her website, www.fascets.org. A list of Fascets workshops can be found here

If you are interested in receiving support in using the Neurobehavioral model, please join the Facebook group "Shifting the Paradigm Towards a Neurobehavior Approach". Make sure to read their guidelines upon joining. 

 

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