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Think it might be FASD?

Living with FASD

All individuals with an FASD have unique strengths and challenges. Prenatal alcohol exposure can impact the brain’s structure, size and functioning which can lead to challenges from infancy and into adulthood.

How Brain Differences Impact People with an FASD

If the frontal lobe of the brain is impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure is impacted, it may cause difficulty understanding broad concepts and relationships.

Abstract Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

Difficulty understanding broad concepts and relationships

Generalization

Generalization

Difficulty applying a learned concept or task in other settings

Processing Info

Processing Info

May need more time to process and respond to information

Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing

May have an over or under sensitivity to sound, touch, sight, taste and smell

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning

May require extra support to plan and follow through on tasks with multiple steps

Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation

May have challenges controlling emotions and impulses; prone to big reactions

Attention

Attention

May be easily distracted, especially when overstimulated or tired

Social Skills

Social Skills

May not understand the complexities within relationships and may not recognize social cues or boundaries