Supporting Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
A key to supporting students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is having a good understanding of FASD and how individuals with FASD are impacted. This resource provides an explanation of FASD, its impact on the brain as well as explores behavioural patterns in students with FASD. Strategies for designing classroom instruction and routines to support students with FASD are also highlighted. The resource was developed by Dr. Jacqueline Pei and her colleagues, Stephanie Hayes and Alethea Heudes (from the University of Alberta, ERLC, and Learning Network) as a component of Professionals without Parachutes.
Module One provides clear explanations of how prenatal alcohol exposure affects brain development. Module Two explores the difference between brain structure and brain function and provides educators with strategies for becoming active problem solvers. Module Three explores behavioural patterns and how prenatal exposure to alcohol impacts the brain's ability to regulate mood, emotion and reactions to stress.
These resources are designed for use by Professional Learning Communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study.
- ARC Model
- Brain not Blame
- Keys to Success
- Reframing FASD
- SMART Goal Setting
- Invest Model
- Alberta Education Resources
- Professionals without Parachutes: Building COP to Support Students with FASD – Jan 2015 PPT
- FASD Promotional Flyer
External Websites and Supports
- WRaP Schools
- Eight Magic Keys Videos
- Alberta FASD
- Neural Communication Explained (from McGill University)