FASD can be accompanied by a variety of sensory and cognitive challenges that should be addressed early so that parents, guardians, and teachers can cater to children and young adults’ needs and ensure that they do not struggle unnecessarily in school or social environments.
Some of the challenges that individuals with FASD face include learning disabilities, poor judgment and impulse control, problems with short and long term memory, trouble understanding social cues, reduced balance and coordination, and over/under sensitivity to touch light, sound, taste, and smell.
For a more personal look into the challenges of living with FASD, check out our videos of FASD-affected individuals. These videos can give insight on the specific struggles people with FASD face as well as how their family and friends help them deal with and overcome some of these struggles.
Source: “Anticipatory Guidance for Children and Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD): Practice Points for Primary Health Care Providers.” Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2015)
For more information on this topic view this video on Jasmine’s experience living with FASD.
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