original post on: FASD Interventions Across the Lifespan
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.
Found on: https://fasdintervention.wordpress.com/category/money/
Here are some successful Strategies for working with clients affected with FASD:
- Use simple direct language
- Remind your client about meetings and court dates
- Give your client time to process information
- Remember to take breaks during meetings
- Repeat information from one consultation to the next
- Ask “what” they understand, not “if” they understand
- Access long term support for conditional sentences
- Learn more about fasd, as it is an important (aggravating) factor in a court sentence
Do you use other strategies other than the ones listed above? Please share with us by commenting below or email us @ email@example.com
Please Note: Mark St. Germaine is no longer the contact person for Presentations. Please contact Paul Pringle at the Bissell Centre – Ph. 780.423.2285 ext. 132 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This training approaches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neuro-behavioural conditions from a brain-based approach. This goal is to establish a common language for parents and caregivers, professionals and community partners so that there is a shared understanding of the individual from a brain-based perspective. This 12-hour training format was developed to help establish and sustain strengths-based informed networks of care. By creating “collective wisdom” we will:
- Support placements.
- Strengthen programs – including school.
- Provide a philosophy of intervention that is prevention based
For more information or to register, see link:
Here is the August edition of the Frontline Newsletter. Enjoy!
The next Supports and Services meeting and EFAN Member’s meeting will be held on August 5 at DECSA, 11515 71 Street. The Supports and Services meeting will begin at 8:30, with the EFAN Member’s meeting to follow at 9:30.
At this meeting we will be reviewing documents that will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting. Please bring with you copies of the Year End Review and the Auditors Report that can be found under the Annual General Meeting Tab on this website.
Please see attached agenda
Attached is the link for the August Frontline Worker’s Meeting. Please note that the date for the meeting is on August 19 and will be held on the lower level at Bent Arrow in Room 6. Hope to see you all there.
Aug Frontline Meeting Agenda