The Kids in My Class: Students with diverse needs in regular classrooms
...with autism spectrum disorder students who are gifted students with learning disabilities students with severe learning disabilities students who are slower learners or have Mild Intellectual Disabilities students with written output difficulties Each section has case studies,...
Elementary Student Interview Form
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What Educators Need to Know About FASD: Working Together to Educate Children in Manitoba with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...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 Education). Many strategies, case study type stories. Manual format. Order Hard...
Secondary Student Interview Form
...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 Secondary Student Interview Form
Programming for Students with Special Needs Book 10: Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Building Strengths, Creating Hope
...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 notes, participant's handouts, and masters for overhead transparencies. Download PDF...
The Teacher's Guide to Student Mental Health
...can play a major role in ensuring the success of students who have these disorders”. Dikel outlines a general philosophy and supportive educational processes that fit well with current educational initiatives in BC. Although the book is written from an American perspective in relation to...
West Coast Alternate Cook Book - Volumes One and Two
...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. This is a look-and-cook cookbook. It has written text as well as images to help...
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Comprehensive Guide for Pre-K - 8 Educators
...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 Professionals Comments Many strategies. Great section on effects of...
Re: defining Success: A team approach to supporting students with FASD
...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 guide complements the Alberta Education resource for...
Matching Low Cost Technology to Individual Students (Part 1)
How to match technology to students needs. This is the first part of a two-part series. Watch part two, Matching Low Cost Technology to Individual Students (Part 2).
...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...
Matching Low Cost Technology to Individual Students (Part 2)
How to match technology to students needs, part 2. This is the second part of a two-part series. Watch part two, Matching Low Cost Technology to Individual Students (Part 1).
Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed
...the symptoms, respond appropriately, and meet students’ learning needs. Written by a clinical psychologist, this user-friendly, jargon-free guide describes mental health and learning disorders often observed in schoolchildren, explains how each might be exhibited in the classroom, and offers...
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.
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
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
...programs. It provides strategies, activities and student information sheets focusing on the prevention of alcohol use and abuse during pregnancy. A handout for community resource people offers tips for working with students and outlines the specific goals and learning outcomes for the (Alberta)...
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.
Tough Kids and Substance Abuse: a drug awareness program for children with ARND, FAS, FAE and cognitive disabilities
...into four units: Where Do We Begin? Assessing Students’ Knowledge (5 lessons) How Does Substance Abuse Affect the Body? (3 lessons) What are Feelings? (3 lessons) Personalized Safety Plans Appendices include: bibliography, Materials, Drug Index, Internet Resources Also includes a great...
The School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook: Strategies to Help Students Succeed
Rick Auger describes the disorders and strategies with a balance of simplicity and clinical depth. This time-saving resource gives busy school counselors strategies for helping students succeed in school and in life. Order Hard copy: Amazon
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.
Provides, from a student's perspective, some strategies that may help a student who has attention difficulties. This video features the drawings of Nathan Fehr.
...please share your experiences with us! Student review of materials — A student 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...
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.
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?
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.
Explains the developmental “gaps” between the student’s chronological and developmental age in different domains (eg. life skills, expressive language etc). Uses a case study with a teacher and a youth care worker. Introduces the LEIC analysis. Provides an example of the necessity of really...
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...
The Ontario Ministry of Education has developed a K-12 resource guide to provide educators with information on the early signs of mental health and addiction problems, along with strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students. Download PDF Supporting Minds
Speaking and Learning the FASD Way
...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 tools. Order www.redleadbooks.com Hard copy: ISBN:...
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
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.
Mental Health in Schools: Engaging Learners, Preventing Problems, and Improving Schools
For many children, schools are the main or only providers of mental health services. In this visionary and comprehensive book, two nationally known experts describe a new approach to school-based mental health—one that better serves students, maximizes resources, and promotes academic performance.
...modules. Many of the resources and teaching strategies may be applicable to some students with FASD.
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.
Programming for Students with Special Needs Book 3: Individual Program Planning
Contents Some chapter titles include Chapter 2: Encouraging Parent Involvement Chapter 6: Selecting Accommodations and Strategies Chapter 7: Making Goals Meaningful, Measurable and Manageable Chapter 8: Planning for Transitions Chapter 10: Getting off to a Good Start in Early Childhood Services (ECS
Taxi Dog Educational Program
...and Learning Readiness. Contents The components of the Taxi Dog program includes: Video Stories Maxi Hand Puppets (one per student) Storybooks Instructional Videos A Self-Regulation Practice Clear and Flexible lesson plans
Teaching to Diversity
...of the website maximize support for all students 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...
Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide: Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness
...with their own knowledge of mental health and mental disorders. The guide then empowers the teachers to share this knowledge with their students through a curriculum delivered in a multiple module format. Download PDF Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide
Tells the story of a real-life student who transitions back to a middle school setting after being home-schooled for two years. This video shares the process for ensuring a successful transition.
When Something’s Wrong: Strategies for Teachers
...and administrators understand and assist students with mood, behaviour or thinking problems. Contents The handbook, now in its fifth printing (2015) and up-to-date with the DSM-V, is made up of sections covering: Anxiety Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Mood Disorders Substance and...
Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects: A Resource Guide for Teachers
Contents overview of FAS understanding the needs (divided into various sections such as): attentional difficulties social skills motor skills reading and writing ...and much more... developing an Individual Education Plan appendices, checklists, supplemental information Comments Needs updating (1996
Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System
...resource used by high school teachers and students. The 2008 edition updates all sections and includes new information on brain development, learning and memory, language, neurological and psychiatric illnesses, potential therapies and more. Comments Many colourful visuals; 8.5 x 11"...
Case Study - LEIC and IEPs
...the IEP. This module will help teachers make appropriate accommodations for the student(s).
This video explains the importance of classroom transitions and demonstrates how to teach transitions to a group of students. Special thanks to Jennie Boulanger (SD 41 teacher), her class, and Margaret Sundberg (SD 41 District Learning Support Teacher and POPFASD District Partner).
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.
Accessible Resource Centre – British Columbia
...funded response to the increasing demand for digital or alternate format alternatives to print in BC classrooms. The goal of ARC-BC is to provide BC students with perceptual disabilities and the educators supporting them with high quality digital alternate format materials based on the BC K-12...
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
Aboriginal Approaches: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
...to improve the learning experience of its FASD students – and everyone is benefiting …and more…Traditional Aboriginal Justice, Straight Talk… Comments Covers a wide variety of topics ranging from parenting tips to articles describing effective practices across Canada; focus is on the...
Cris Rowan - Movement, Attention & Learning
Cris Rowan speaks about the importance of movement in improving our students' learning and attention.
Dan Dubovsky - Rewards and Consequences
Dan Dubovsky speaks about why rewards and consequences may not work well for our students living with FASD
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.
The Kids in My Class II: Students with Low Incidence Special Needs in regular classrooms
Contents 8 sections: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visual Impairment Moderate Intellectual Ability Physical Disability Intensive Behaviour Challenges or Serious Mental Illness Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Other Syndromes Each section has a description, definition, characteristics, instructional strate
Making a Difference: An Educator's Guide to Child and Youth Mental Health Problems
The Making a Difference guide is a 92 page resource that consists of 4-8 page sections on different of mental health issues (i.e., anxiety, attention problems, mood disorders, behaviour problems, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and substance use issues). The guide outlines the importance of m
HIV/AIDS Prevention Resources for Educators: Reaching Students With Special Learning Needs
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Complex Trauma - A resource for educators
...community members who work in schools with students with FASD and complex trauma. The resource was written for educators and communities in Western Australia but it translates well to the Canadian context. This resource is divided into three sections - understanding trauma, information about...
Developing the IEP (Part 7) - Reporting
Provides a brief description of the reporting process for a student with an IEP. Part 7 of 9.
Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
...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 transitioning to employment. Case studies are...
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nd Edition)
...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 10.5" format. Contents Chapter 1: Overview of Executive Skills Chapter 2: Assessing Executive Skills Chapter 3:...
Making a Difference: Working with Students who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Contents 14 chapters Introduction: explains FASD, diagnosis and who is at risk Essential Elements: each “element” is a separate chapter that includes strategies and stories related to the topic Meeting the Challenge Families and FASD Trying a different approach Establishing structure Observing b