BCAEA Newsletter Summer 2005
This model provides a structure for linking research findings of FASD as a brain-based disorder with behavioral symptoms. Recognizing FASD as a physical disability redefines the meaning of behaviors, redefines the nature of the problem, and clearly redefines the approach and focus for interventions. One place to start exploring the idea that brain dysfunction equals behavioral symptoms is to articulate the assumptions on which many techniques are based and to clarify their compatibility with neurobehavioral characteristics of those with FASD. This helps explain how good techniques simply may not be a good fit.