This section introduces shorter and unique documents with good ideas for educating students with FASD. These resources are all relatively short and easy to print.
Note: It is important to use Person-First Language when talking about a student with FASD. There are many FASD resources. However, some resources may use objectionable language that increases the stigma associated with having FASD. Although many resources are sincere and written from people’s hearts with the best of intentions, some phrases such as ‘FASD students/kids’, ‘FASD families’, ‘suffering from’, ‘afflicted with’ or ‘victims of’ will be encountered. Resources with this kind of wording should be studiously avoided and not passed along to others. There are no ‘FASD students’, just like there are no ‘cancer students’ – only ‘students who have’ or ‘who are affected by FASD’.
For more information please see:
Language Guide, Promoting dignity for those impacted by FASD. The Looking After Each Other Project, November 2016.
This is a short resource which is, itself a good printable resource and will be found at: www.fasdcoalition.ca/looking-after-each-other-project/fasd-language-guide/
Blog: FASDLearning with Hope: Oct. 20/17 – Small Change Adds Up
A hopeful blog by the parents of a young adolescent with FASD who is starting to enjoy more success at school after many years of difficulties.
FASD ONE – Ontario Network of Expertise. (2014) Education Essentials for Students with FASD
Education-Essentials Resource pdf This two-page foundation document from FASD ONE contains what you need to get started on a successful brain-based whole school approach to effectively supporting students with FASD and other brain-based conditions.
POPFASD Essential Tips for the classroom – 5 one-page handouts
Professionals without Parachutes – 5 one-page handouts
Brain not Blame Tip Sheet –Brain-not-Blame-handout-v3.pdf – Reframing FASD
Keys to Success –Keys-to-Success-handout-v2.pdf – 9 Keys to Unlocking Success Reframing FASD – Reframing -FASD- Educators – handout-v2.pdf
Smart Goal Setting – Smart-Goal-Setting -Educators – handout-v2.pdf
Web of Support– Web-of-Support-Educators – handout-v2.pdf
Teaching About Time – Time is often a difficult concept for students with FASD. This website will help you help them.
Nathan E. Ory’s Work – Ory is a psychologist from British Columbia who consults with people affected by a variety of conditions including FASD. A sample of Ory’s articles with educational implications are listed below.
- How to respond to what appears to be lying – article
- What It’s Like to Live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – article
- Who has to change? Trying their hardest, doing their best! –article
- Why Typical Behavioural Approaches May Not Work –video