I am excited to bring this podcast episode to you as Lisa has been a champion of mine ever since I first met her while speaking in Saskatchewan. Not only does Lisa share her professional experience as a (now retired) Occupational Therapist, a member of the Board of Directors of Canada FASD Research Network, but she has also raised two individuals on the Spectrum and is currently raising a grandchild.
Her experience raising her two children – with nine years apart – is an example of how far our understanding of FASD has come. From the comment “my he is a busy boy” and no diagnosis until age 15 for her son, so no services and supports, to a diagnosis in grade 2 for her daughter and the resulting supports and accommodations for her. She also discusses her own growth as a parent and inter-dependence for success for individuals on the Spectrum.
We also discuss:
In the last part of the podcast Lisa answers questions from our Closed Facebook Group which you won’t want to miss. She also relates her best advice to parents and caregivers. Lots of useful information packed in this one!
Buying Sensory Equipment
Pocket Full of Therapy
Books and courses:
Zones of Regulation
How Does Your Engine Run – Alert Program series
The Sensory Connection Program