Fact #21: A primary characteristic of FASD is difficulty with abstraction


Abstract concepts, like time, money, inferences, and idioms, can be very difficult for people with FASDs to understand.

We can help people with FASDs with abstractions by being concrete in our explanations and in our language. We can recognize that tasks like making decisions, or managing time, or managing money, can be difficult and offer assistance, structure and strengths-based solutions!