Sunday, June 28, 2009


FASlink? What is it? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome link.

If your child might be affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect, check out this website:

Having a hard time dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and other alphabet-soup disorders? The more you can learn, the better you will be able to deal with it - to keep yourself centered and as calm as possible, and not escalate your child's unwanted behaviors.

Share this information with your child's teachers. Make sure they understand what is causing your child's behaviors. Don't accept "lip service" from them. If they don't "get" it, see that they do.

See that the proper Behavior Intervention Plan is in place. Many BIPs only make the problems worse - because of the Plan itself (which may not even be a plan) and the way in which it is implemented.

Watch this site for developing information on important parent support groups. Teachers and staff must understand why a child might be behaving in a certain way, in order to understand how to deal with it.

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