What Educators Need to Know About FASD: Working Together to Educate Children in Manitoba with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...for planning and working with a student with FASD Teaching FASD Prevention: provides 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
So You Have Been Diganosed with FASD Now What? – A handbook of hopeful strategies for youth and young adults
...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, strategies, several activities and quizzes....
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
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...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Complex Trauma - A resource for educators
..."secondary challenges"; POPFASD has chosen to use the term "impacts" instead of "secondary challenges" based on The CANFASD's Common Messaging Guide. Download PDF FASD-and-Complex-Trauma-Resource-for-Educators.pdf
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...
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.
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...
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
Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
...fetal alchol spectrum disorders impact on learning Chapter 4 - A teaching and learning framework to support children and young people with FASD Chapter 6 - Family Dynamics: the support needs and experiences of the families of children with FASD Order Hard copy: Amazon Canada
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...
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
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...
What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...Health Child Manitoba. This book describes how FASD affects the brain and provides strategies to assist caregivers to decrease their child’s frustration and increase opportunities for success. This book includes strategies, stories and quotes from parents and caregivers who are caring for...
Who Has to Change? Trying Their Hardest, Doing Their Best!
...with episodes of extreme behavior. The first instinct we all follow is to use ‘common sense’ methods for controlling the disruptive behavior of any child. In many ways, children with FASD think and learn in a different manner than "normal’ children. When a child with FASD acts out in...
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...
Re: defining Success: A team approach to supporting students with FASD
..."Help school staff build an understanding of FASD", "Support positive behaviour", and "Support learning at home" Also has chapters called "Tools". Some of the Tools titles are: "Answering Basic Questions About FASD", "Interest Inventory", and "Individual Student Support Plan" This strategy...
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...
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...
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...
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...
...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...
General Guidelines for Supporting Adults with FASD
Excerpt: Adults with FASD tend to not be internally 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 email@example.com Cost: $5.00 + $3.00 shipping
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...
Dan Dubovsky - Comparing ODD, ADHD, and FASD
Dan Dubovsky compares the differences between ODD, ADHD, and FASD.
Christine Lilley - DSM-5 and FASD
Dr. Christine Lilley shares information about the significant changes to the DSM as it relates to FASD.
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.
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.
Many students with FASD display varying degrees of difficulty with memory. These difficulties can be misinterpreted as non-compliance and are often the cause of much frustration. Provides samples of accommodations for the teacher to use to support students with memory difficulties.
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.
Living with FASD: Drawing Hope
Contents A collection of five comics based on stories told by members of 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 th
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!
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
The story of a young woman's experiences living with FASD and how a web of support has helped her to be successful.
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.
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
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....
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...
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.
How to Respond to FASD Logic (One-Track-Mind and Concrete, In the Moment Thinking)
...to be at that time, or the need to pay the taxi driver. Download PDF respondfasdlogic.pdf
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.
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.
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 - The Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) Program
...strategy use, reasoning,...
Carmen Rasmussen - Saccadic Eye Movements
...saccadic eye movement study that demonstrates the differences in the brain function of children with FASD, ADHD and those with typically developed brains.
Birds of a Feather Play Together
Contents Step-by-step directions with visuals for the following activities: mailboxes flower shop matching sounds pinecone birdfeeders milk jug birdfeeders colour tubes garden worms goop Humpty Dumpty eggs play dough the learning purpose and sensory development is included for each activity Comments
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 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.
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
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.
Explains how to establish classroom routines. Routines are an important part of establishing the structure that our learners with FASD depend on.
Dan Dubovsky - Rewards and Consequences
Dan Dubovsky speaks about why rewards and consequences may not work well for our students living with FASD
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; ISBN: 0-9735613
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.
Dan Dubovsky - The Approach
Dan Dubovsky speaks about an approach that we all need to use in our work with individuals with FASD.
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...
A brochure that outlines strategies for improving communication with learner's with FASD and other complex learning needs. Download PDF Communication Brochure