STRAWBERRY AND CRACKER, TWINS WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME.
THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER
Talking to a child with a fetal alcohol-related diagnosis about their disorder is difficult. I raised grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As each one was diagnosed, discussing the disorder and its associated problems never got easier. My reason for holding back was partly due to the stigma attached to the diagnosis, and partly due to my reluctance to label each child. Conversely, having the diagnosis led to supports and services vital to their well-being.
The Twins Learn Of Their Disorder is designed to help open a discussion around the diagnosis. When I discussed FASD with my grandchildren, they were unable to absorb its seriousness, would become afraid, and voice weird imaginings, and giggle to hide their fear. To bring a whimsical touch to talking about FASD, I incorporated those reactions into the story so your child won’t feel alone in their fears.
To avoid overwhelming your child, in the book, I have covered the basics of FASD only. Future discussions are yours, but it’s my hope this book will make initial dialogue easier.
The Twins Learn of Their Disorder book blurb
The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is one in the Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series. In the story, the twins’ recent medical evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now, they are at their pediatrician’s office to learn of their disorder. When the doctor informs them of the diagnosis, the twins imagine whimsical and whacky problems associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; however, the doctor helps them avoid panic through a positive and constructive discussion in her office. The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is a helpful teaching tool during discussion with a child about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
New book in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series, by Barbara Studham.
The Twins Learn Of Their Disorder
Currently available in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series.
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Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com
FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com
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