Professionals without Parachutes FASD

Supporting Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) This resource includes videos and accompanying learning guides designed for use by professional learning communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study.

Description:

Understanding medical and disability implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is essential for getting to know students with FASD, planning effective instruction and providing the right level of classroom support.

Developed by Dr. Jacqueline Pei and her colleagues, Stephanie Hayes and Alethea Heudes. this PD resource provides an explanation of FASD, its effect on the brain and the impact it can have on student learning, social/emotional behaviour and the classroom environment. Strategies for designing classroom instruction and routines to support students with FASD are also highlighted.

Each of the videos and accompanying learning guides are organized as modules and focus on the following:

  • Module One: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Developing Brain
  • Module Two: Brain Structure Versus Brain Function
  • Module Three: The Brain and Emotional Regulation

Here is the link to the resources:  http://www.engagingalllearners.ca/il/supporting-students-with-fasd/

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