FASD Fact #11: Up days and down days are common
Up days and down days are common for people with an FASD.
- Alcohol exposure in utero can impact memory, processing speed, stamina, and cause other global cognitive problems. For a person with an FASD, being able to do a task one day (or one hour) and struggling with that task the next is normal.
- Some basic strategies to help include: understanding that this behavior is not purposeful; providing reminders, allowing for more time, giving support, and reteaching.