FASD Fact #17: Impulsivity is a common symptom for people with an FASD

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Impulsivity is  common symptom of FASD. Impulsivity can impact all facets of a person’s life, from ability to communicate, to life skills, to social-emotional situations, and to safety.

Impulsive actions occur without forethought. They are not on purpose.

Strategies to help people who have problems with impulsivity are to supervise, provide support, provide non-judgmental reminders, and manage the environment to prevent problems.