Have you ever wished you could understand how your loved one experiences the world? What do they think about their disability and what do they want others to understand? Today’s guest is going to help us do that. Last year, Miranda Eodanable was on The FASD Success Show to talk about a Photovoice Research Project she was about to undertake, asking young people to document their experience in pictures. In this episode, she shares the results from the group of eight individuals with FASD (ages 12 – 19 years old) who participated.
Miranda is an Educational Psychologist in Scotland responsible for neurodevelopmental assessment pathways with health services in areas of FASD and Intellectual Disabilities. She has worked in education systems for the last 20 years and has guest lectured on the Scottish Masters in Educational Psychology courses. Currently, she is working on a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh on the value and impact of an FASD diagnosis.
This project asked individuals with FASD to photograph their lives. Through these photographs, they shared what is essential in their lives at home, and school and what the diagnosis and disability of FASD mean to them.
Miranda also tells us about the next two research projects she will be undertaking with health and then educational professionals. This project certainly unearthed some fascinating research. While some of the themes and words that emerged confirm what prior research tells us, there are some interesting opposites. Make sure you stay tuned until the end when Miranda lets us know about an emotional response from an individual with FASD after he saw the results. Check the Show Notes for a link to the Project.
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