What Educators Need to Know About FASD: Working Together to Educate Children in Manitoba with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...a listing of resources for educating students about FASD Appendices and Resources Comments Adapted from Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects: A Resource Guide for Teachers (B.C. Ministry of Education). Many strategies, case study type stories. Manual format. Order Hard copy:...
So You Have Been Diganosed with FASD Now What? – A handbook of hopeful strategies for youth and young adults
...is to help young people with FASD learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It also offers strategies that those with FASD can use to better understand themselves, improve relationships, manage feelings, do better in school and live a healthy life. Includes information,...
Talking About Special Education: Volume 2: Talking About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: An Information Handbook
Contents What is FASD? FASD identification Understanding people with FASD Basic needs of persons with FASD Teaching students with FASD Supporting behavioural changes Sample IEP ... and much more Order Hard copy: www.fnesc.ca $3.00 (Can.) Download PDF FASD Booklet
What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...This book includes strategies, stories and quotes from parents and caregivers who are caring for children and youth with FASD. Download PDF What Parent and Caregivers Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
FASD Relationships: What I Have learned About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...Himmelreich DVD Power Point Slides Relevant FASD brain biology differences Music and FASD Insights from FASD Stakeholders Interpersonal Affiliation Systems and FASD Genetics and FASD Terminology, diagnosis, epidemiology and pathogenesis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for health...
Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
...guide, from NOFAS-UK, provides information about FASD, the educational implications, a framework for teaching students with FASD, and family dynamics. The guide provides practical strategies in the areas of communication, behaviour, social emotional development, physical development, and...
Carmen Rasmussen - Diffusion Tensor Imaging
...(University of Alberta) that show how DTI can provide information about the structural brain differences in those living with FASD and information about the effects that prenatal alchol exposure can have on the pathways in the brain.
Carmen Rasmussen - Saccadic Eye Movements
...children with FASD, ADHD and those with typically developed...
Re: defining Success: A team approach to supporting students with FASD
...the Tools titles are: "Answering Basic Questions About FASD", "Interest Inventory", and "Individual Student Support Plan" This strategy guide is for mentors, support workers and coaches who are working with school-aged children and youth who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorder. This...
Kim Barthel - Speaking about the Brain
Kim Barthel speaks about the brain and FASD. A video excerpt from the 2009 POPFASD District Partner Meeting in Richmond, B.C.
...It incorporates information from the field of FASD and effective student planning practices. The purpose for the tool is to guide a constructive and positive conversation about a student, focusing on the student's strengths and needs. The tool is most effectively used when all team members have...
Christine Lilley - DSM-5 and FASD
Dr. Christine Lilley shares information about the significant changes to the DSM as it relates to FASD.
General Guidelines for Supporting Adults with FASD
...organized. They tend to “take on” the role of influential persons in their environment that are accepting and friendly. They have limited judgment about the consequences of their own actions. They have little ability to be affected by their own limited knowledge of those...
Dan Dubovsky - Mental Health Disorders and FASD
Dan Dubovsky speaks about how typical treatments for mental health disorders are not appropriate if FASD is a co-occurring diagnosis.
Dan Dubovsky - Rewards and Consequences
Dan Dubovsky speaks about why rewards and consequences may not work well for our students living with FASD
Living with FASD: Drawing Hope
...the Whitecrow Village Community. The stories are about struggling in school, the importance of friendship, and receiving support from friends and family. Comments Comic book format. Project made possible through a grant from the Victoria Foundation. Order Hard copy The Healthy Aboriginal...
Carmen Rasmussen - The Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) Program
Dr Carmen Rasmussen provides information about the MILE Program and it's effect on improving the math skills in young children with FASD. The focus of the program is placed on the core deficits that underlie math difficulties, aspects of functioning that include working memory, inhibition, strategy...
A Shift in Approach
Understanding FASD as a brain based disability requires that we shift our thinking about students' behavior "won't' to "can't" We need to change our thinking based on a new understanding -- this change fosters more appropriate supports and less frustration.
Youth with FASD and a parent speak about their school experiences and what worked well. Their stories clearly support the importance of understanding the learner and providing appropriate accommodations.
...and para-professionals access information about autism spectrum disorders. The website includes resources, a list of workshop opportunities, a list of services, a blog and several excellent eLearning modules. Many of the resources and teaching strategies may be applicable to some students...
Dan Dubovsky - Common Strengths of Students with FASD
Dan Dubovsky talks about the importance of looking for and utilizing the incredible strengths our students possess.
Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD)
...approaches for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), through multidisciplinary research involving basic, behavioral and clinical investigators and projects. Contents Information about their key research projects, including animal studies and 3-D facial imaging Website also includes videos, data...
Dan Dubovsky - The Approach
Dan Dubovsky speaks about an approach that we all need to use in our work with individuals with FASD.
Tough Kids and Substance Abuse: a drug awareness program for children with ARND, FAS, FAE and cognitive disabilities
...or redesigning environments for students with FASD Comments 8 x 11 format, coil bound. Many worksheets. Note: POPFASD has not used this program in the classroom – if you know of anyone who has used this, please have them write a comment. Also note that the curriculum was written in 2000 prior...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Across the Lifespan
...be improved? What are the consequences of FASD for individuals, their families, and society? How can FASD be prevented? What policy options could more effectively support individuals with FASD and their families across the lifespan? What further research into FASD is needed? Order Hard...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Pespectives of FASD
...Prevalence, and Economic Aspects of FASD Causes and Diagnosing of FASD Prevention Policies and Programs FASD and the Legal System Research Needed on FASD Personal Views from People Living with FASD Appendix Index Each of the six parts includes several articles; each article includes...
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Comprehensive Guide for Pre-K - 8 Educators
...and Postnatal Function Chapter 4 - The FASD Student and the Classroom Chapter 5 - The FASD Student and Learning Issues Chapter 6 - The FASD Student and Behavioural Issues Chapter 7 - Case Study 1 Chapter 8 - Case Study 2 Chapter 9 - Strategies for Other Educational...
ADHD and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
...presentation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders(FASD) i.e Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). The book particularly addresses the co-occurring presence of ADHD in patients with FASD. The authors are all experienced professionals from a wide range...
You Can Do It Too
...and at home; the latter does not understand FASD and has no strategies in place to help with his frustration. The former explains FASD in language and pictures that are easy to understand for children around the ages of 8 and above. Comments Uses comic book style with cartoon characters....
Teaching for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Grades 1 – 12: A Resource for Teachers of Health and Life Skills, and Career and Life Management
...make healthy choices and do not directly address FASD. Strategies at the Grades 4 – 6, Grades 7 – 9, and Grades 10 – 12 focus on building skills for healthy choices and integrate content and activities that directly address FASD. Note: This resource may be suitable for use with BC learning...
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers, and Professionals
...section. Finally, the book provides suggestions/recommendations regarding future policy and practice. Some of the chapter titles include: What is FASD? FASD Across the Lifespan Tools and Strategies for Success Order Hard copy: contact Odin Books at 1-800-223-6346 or www.odinbooks.com $33.95
Understanding Mental Health: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...treatments and methods for managing behavioral issues. A chapter on caring for others addresses children dealing with parents, siblings, or foster siblings with an FASD diagnosis. Comments This book gives an overview of the mental, behavioral, and physical impairments of FASD, as well as...
Aboriginal Approaches: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...a wide variety of topics ranging from parenting tips to articles describing effective practices across Canada; focus is on the stories of real people and how they live and work with FASD; very positive and success oriented; validation of aboriginal approaches, knowledge and culture; target...
What is FASD?
To improve the educational success of learners with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (FASD), we have to understand FASD. This eLearning video shares current research and explains the common language of FASD in order to help you develop a better understanding of how this condition may affect learning.
FASD Toolkit for Aboriginal Families
Contents uses a Medicine Wheel to help front-line community workers explore issues, and find and apply appropriate tools and supports to address FASD at the community level overview of FASD characteristics and patterns at different stages of life assessment: relationship…advocacy strategies…home
Carmen Rasmussen - Rehearsal, Decision Making, Self-Regulation, and Source Memory
Dr Carmen Rasmussen shares information about about four different studies: a study where children were taught a simple rehearsal strategy to improve recall; a study that measured the effects of facilitating the ALERT Program in a group therapy setting; a study that demonstrated the difficulty our...
This video provides introductory information about sensory processing. We are working on a follow-up video that will provide more specific information about sensory profiles and appropriate accommodations.
Speaking and Learning the FASD Way
...Skills for Success Learning the FASD Way Resources Comments Many strategies and tools for the classroom teacher. Note: Written by a BC teacher with over twenty five years experience working with students with FASD. Great stories, strategies and concrete...
Assessment of a Professional Development Program for Teachers of Elementary Students Diagnosed with FASD
Would increasing teachers' understanding of FASD and then providing ongoing mentor support throughout a school year improve outcomes for students with FASD?
FASD Strategies, not Solutions
...encounter children and youth affected with FASD. Readers should be aware that this booklet provides strategies and suggestions for people who already have an understanding of FASD. For ease of reading, the child is referred to as female. Contains 19 chapters, a glossary, other resources and...
The Canada Northwest FASD Network
The Canada Northwest FASD Research Network aims to build research capacity across Western Canada and the Territories to address high priority research questions, to devise more effective prevention and support strategies for women, for individuals with FASD and their families, and to better inform...
Making a Difference: Working with Students who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
...to the topic Meeting the Challenge Families and FASD Trying a different approach Establishing structure Observing behaviour Interpreting behaviour The physical environment Using concrete language FASD and memory Academic and social skills Transitions Measuring success Resources: includes...
Classroom environment can have a positive and negative impact on learning for children with FASD. This video discusses strategies for managing classroom environment to support learners with FASD.
Teaching Social Skills - Elementary
Many learners with FASD struggle with social skills due to difficulties with social awareness, complex expression of feelings, understanding directions, social cues and fast-paced conversations. In this module, we highlight a framework for working with learners with FASD to help them acquire the...
Teaching Social Skills - Secondary
Many leaners with FASD struggle with social skills due to difficulties with social awareness, complex expression of feelings, understanding directions, social cues and fast-paced conversations. In this video, we highlight a framework for working with learners with FASD to help them acquire the...
Reach to Teach: Educating Elementary and Middle School Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
...is organized in six sections: Introduction to FASD FASD in the Classroom Strategies for Improving School Success Reach to Teach: Applying Successful Strategies References Resources Two case studies are used throughout to exemplify issues and applications of strategies. The information is...
Programming for Students with Special Needs Book 10: Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Building Strengths, Creating Hope
Contents What is FASD? Key concepts for planning effective education programs Creating a positive classroom climate Responding to students' needs Appendices: worksheets, handouts Comments Note: be sure to also download the "Sample Professional Development Activities" which includes facilitator...
Dan Dubovsky - Comparing ODD, ADHD, and FASD
Dan Dubovsky compares the differences between ODD, ADHD, and FASD.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Collection of Information
...Diagnostic Criteria, Understanding FASD as a Physical Disorder with Behavioural Symptoms, A Question of Fit, Trying Differently Rather than Harder, Thinking Differently and Putting it All Together. There are many useful worksheets and practical applications. Comments This is a superb...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Educational Strategies
Contents Section 1 - Educating Students with an FASD Section 2- Functional Assessment Section 3 - Environmental Modification Section 4 - Communication Section 5 - Executive Functions Section 6 - Brain-based Teaching Methods Section 7 - Social Skills and Behaviour Comments Great section on executive...
But Michael Makes Me Laugh
...classroom. Comments Reading level grades 3 – 4. Target audience is children K – 7. Many illustrations. Order To purchase a hard copy: FASD Family Support Education and Counselling Program 204-582-8658 Ext. 2 firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $5.00 + $3.00 shipping
Developing the IEP (Part 2) - Preplanning
Provides an overview of the Preplanning phase of IEP development. Enhances understanding of the process for collecting information about the learner and how this information allows the IEP team to develop an effective and appropriate IEP. Part 2 of 9.
Making the Right Choices: A Grade 5 – 8 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Curriculum
...by two booklets: Jeremy and Joey: a story about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Lisa Braun; 15 pages) Jo-lyn’s Island (Gerard Bierne; 15 pages) Comments Hole punched. All the teaching resources and overheads required for instruction are included. Target audience: teachers. To Order Hard copy:...
Kim Barthel - Attachment
Kim Barthel speaks about the theory of attachment. A video excerpt from the 2009 POPFASD District Partner Meeting in Richmond, B.C.
Nathan Ory - Dealing with Stealing
Nathan Ory speaks about strategies and approaches to use when kids steal. The is the second part of a two-part series dealing with stealing. Watch part one, Nathan Ory - Why Kids Steal.
Nathan Ory - Why Kids Steal
Nathan Ory speaks about the different reasons why kids steal. The is the first part of a two-part series dealing with stealing. Watch part two, Nathan Ory - Dealing with Stealing.
Nathan Ory - Why Typical Behavioural Approaches May Not Work
Nathan Ory speaks about why typical behavioural approaches may not work and provides ideas on how to make your interventions more effective.
...currently in Math 8 reviewed Workbook 8 for POPFASD. These are her comments: Here is what I like about the textbook JumpMath. It has step by step instructions Work is done right in the book It has explanatory diagrams It gets you to work step by step The diagrams make working out problems...
Jack.org is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health. With initiatives and programs designed for young people, by young people, their goal is to end stigma in our generation.
Content The website contains information about what SEL is, why it's important, the evidence from the research, examples of SEL in action, resources, videos and much more. Comments This is a go-to site for any information regarding Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The website houses an amazing...
9 Lives Learning Opportunity Guides
Note: POPFASD has not used this program in the classroom – if you know of anyone who has used this, please invite the person to “post a comment”. Contents This resource provides learning activities and background information to open dialogues about alcohol, pregnancy, family, adoption,...
Dan Dubovsky - Fostering Interdependence
Dan Dubovsky speaks about the goal of fostering interdependence rather than striving for complete independence.
Secondary Student Interview Form
Comments A great way to collect information about student that may help the planning process. The information gained by using this form provides information that will help educators establish stronger connnections with their students and to help engage students in their learning. Download PDF...
Healthy Bodies: A Parent's Guide on Puberty for Boys/Girls with Disabilities
...Female Exam and Menstrual Control Comments A great toolkit for caregivers that provide resources and tips on how to talk to boys/girls about these sensitive topics. Download PDF Boys Toolkit PDF Boys Toolkit Appendix PDF Girls Toolkit PDF Girls Toolkit Appendix
The Newly Non-Drinking Girl’s Guide to Pregnancy
...and print. 5” x 7”; 232 pages. Reading level about grades 8 – 9. Target audience is older teen/adult. Note: POPFASD recommends the resource but does not agree with a statement on page 128. Also recommended (with the same concern) by a key worker. Order Hard copy: via Amazon ISBN:...
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nd Edition)
...resource for educators that inlcudes information about executuve function skills, assessment ideas, and intervention at the level of the environment, the individual student, and the whole classroom. The resource provides several reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets. 8 x...
Carmen Rasmussen - Edmonton MILE
Dr Carmen Rasmussen speaks about a study, conducted in Edmonton, that measured the effectiveness of the Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) program in school and home settings. The study also aimed to determine if MILE is effective without the parent involvement component and if MILE has...
Cris Rowan - Movement, Attention & Learning
Cris Rowan speaks about the importance of movement in improving our students' learning and attention.
Julie Conry - Case Studies: IQ Scores & Three Students
Dr. Julie Conry describes 3 case study examples that demonstrate how IQ test scores can provide important information about a student's level of function.
Elementary Student Interview Form
Comments A great way to collect information about student that may help the planning process. The information gained by using this form provides information that will help educators establish stronger connnections with their students. Downloads [PDF Elementary Student Interview...
Parent Interview Form
The parent interview form provides common questions that help educators to build a better understanding of their students. The form helps to start a conversation about a student and may assist in building rapport with the caregivers. Download PDF Parent Interview Form
Explains the importance and meaning of understanding students through developing “relationship”. Whitecrow staff share their ideas about relationship. Understanding that developing a relationship is a critical component to improving student success.
Julie Conry - IQ Tests: What Are They Good For?
Dr. Julie Conry provides information about what IQ tests measure and how IQ tests may provide important information in getting a clearer picture of 'who' our students are.
Relaxation Exercises (Trauma Center)
...to help us with progressive muscle relaxation. Comment A great resource, created by the Trauma Center, that shares information about the importance of relaxation and some ideas to help individuals to relax. Download PDF Relaxation Exercises
Alex's Success Story
Learn about how Alex's 1 Grade experience was turned around through cooperation with his parents, teachers and community supports.
The Teacher's Guide to Student Mental Health
...provides information to expand teacher knowledge about the nature of various mental health disorders, describing how they are diagnosed and treated, how they manifest within the school setting, and classroom interventions and services that are most likely to be effective for these...
Teaching to Diversity
...in the BC education system, especially those who receive Special Education, Learning Assistance or ESL services provide teachers with access to information about teaching to diversity provide resources that can be used by teachers to further their professional development provides...
A great website full of information to help you: learn more about mental health disorders; live with mental health disorders; and support someone living with mental health disorders.
I am a Caregiver! Caregiver Resource Guide
This guide was developed by CANFASD as a way for caregivers to access important information and resources relating to providing care for children and adults with FASD. Download PDF I am a Caregiver!
Cause and Effect/Impulsivity
Many students with FASD have difficulty with cause/effect and impulsivity. Uses an interview with a classroom teacher. Provides strategies for helping students who have difficulty with cause and effect and impulsivity.
A curriculum guide designed to support girls' physical activity and healthy living. While this guide is not specifically designed for individuals with FASD it has many concrete activities, allows for individual response and has many resources, ideas, and activities. Downloads PDF Take Care
The story of a young woman's experiences living with FASD and how a web of support has helped her to be successful.
A brochure that provides strategies for setting up a classroom environment to create a supportive environment for learners with FASD and complex learning needs. Download PDF Environment Brochure
FASD & Stigma: Why Do Pregnant Women Drink?
A woman’s decision to consume alcohol during pregnancy is highly stigmatized. This video takes a rare and respectful look at the individual circumstances that surround the choice to drink.
Slow Processing Pace
Many students with FASD have difficulty with processing and auditory pace. This video provides samples of accommodations for the teacher to use.
A brochure that outlines strategies for improving communication with learner's with FASD and other complex learning needs. Download PDF Communication Brochure
A Time to Run
A great novel for upper intermediate to secondary students. The book tells the story of how a relationship between a boy with FASD and a boy who is the star athlete, helps them both. To Order lornaschultznicholson.com
Evidence and Art: Merging Forces in Pediatric Therapy
...therapy, sensory processing and neurobiology with practice. Audience is those working with diverse populations such as FASD and other complex disorders. Order Hard copy: email@example.com; ISBN: 0-9735613
Dan Dubovsky - Strategies for Improving Outcomes
Dan Dubovsky shares a number of practical and universal strategy ideas for working with people who live with FASD.
Explains how to establish classroom routines. Routines are an important part of establishing the structure that our learners with FASD depend on.
Alcohol Effects on Developing Brain
Explains the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol (a teratogen) on the developing fetus. Enhances understanding of students with FASD; this condition is life-long and brain-based so we must make appropriate, individual accommodations.
A primary disability is a functional deficit that is a result of permanent brain injury. A primary disability affects how a student learns. This video explores the learning and behaviour patterns of a brain affected by FASD.
Research-based Interventions for Children and Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Revealing the Gap
...et al conducted a systematic review to identify research-based interventions for children and youth with FASD. Order Hard copy: The study is available for purchase at onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Where the Heart Is - FASD and other parenting challenges
Contents topics: routine, budgeting, play, transportation, communication, child care, safety, making time, other helpful information each topic “stands alone” and can be used as a pull-out for discussion, learning or practice; can customize the help according to what parents need topics follow c
West Coast Alternate Cook Book - Volumes One and Two
...is a school designed to work with students with FASD. The inspiration for this cookbook came from a cooking class. When one of the students wondered if they would remember all the recipes from the classes, the group thought it would be a great idea to put a cookbook together with images to help....