In this episode, we discuss one possible way to get an FASD diagnosis for someone. We are looking for tips and tricks from you! Please send them to us on our webiste (www.oregonbehavior.com) or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BeTheBrain)!
You can find OBC's Exposure Questionnaire mentioned in this episode here.
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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In this episode, Nate interviews Dr. Christie Petrenko, a researcher at Mt. Hope Family Center at the University of Rochester. Recently she and her team published a paper which explored if parents' views of their children's behavior (intentional vs. "brain thing") influences how parents prevent behaviors and how it impacts their parenting success. All children involved had an FASD.
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Many people (including people with an FASD) struggle with memory issues. This can lead to challenging behaviors, confusion, and frustration for everyone involved. In this episode, we talk about some different types of memory so we can attempt to understand the difficulties in not having these skills.
In this episode, we talk about the common experience families have during the holidays when they encounter family members who do not understand FASD or challenging behaviors. Nate talks about the cognitive skills needed to be successful at family events, and how we can be proactive to avoid issues next time.
In this episode, Nate talks about several key events that led up to his work with the FASD population, and why he focuses so much on cognitive skills when it comes to preventing challenging behaviors.
We spend a lot of time thinking about what is going on in the brains of our children or clients, but let's take some time to focus on the ways our brains can respond that are unhelpful. Just like the people we work with, our cognitive skills, mental health, experience, and stress level can all have an impact on how we respond to behaviors.
The (unrelated) video by Ted-Ed I mention at the end of the podcast can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7uXAlXdTe4&t=4s
In this episode, Nate gives more examples of how parents and caregivers can utilize Proactive Conversations with someone with FASD. If you haven't done so already, you can find videos on these subjects at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgMzZ4oKopw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYqjj7qHVXk
If you have not already filled out the OBC Cognitive Skills List you can find a PDF of it here.
In this podcast, Nate discusses many of the challenges his families face in trying to get an appropriate and safe school placement for their child with FASD. These challenges range from appropriate placement academically to getting school teachers, administrators, and staff to understand the complex needs of children with FASD and other issues, such as trauma.
This is just the first of many conversations about schools. What do you think? Please let us know what has worked for you in getting your child the education they need! Leave us a message on our Facebook page or click "Contact" at OregonBehavior.com!
Here is the very first episode of the Cognitive Support Podcast! We will be trying out various ways of doing this podcast, so please let us know what you think by sending us a message on Facebook or by clicking "Contact" at OregonBehavior.com.