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.