FASD Fact #12: Perseveration is common for people with an FASD

Text: Fact # 12: Perseveration is a common behavior for people with FASDs.

Perseveration is repetitive and continuous behavior, such as repeating the same word or phrase, or the inability to stop thinking about a topic. It’s as if the brain is stuck in a loop.

Perseveration is very difficult to stop, frustrating to live, and strategies are individual to the individual. Some people report success with distraction, some suggest talking out the issue, and some say that setting a clear boundary around the subject works best.