There is a high degree of overlap in the presentation of FASD in the school environment with other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder or a specific Learning Disability. There is also a high degree of co-occurrence between these disorders. As such it can be difficult to distinguish between them based on their presentation alone. Children with FASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders will display a range of behaviours that teaching and support staff need to be aware of in order to initiate discussions with parents and caregivers prior to a possible referral to appropriate specialists for a diagnosis. Below is a list of common presentations of behaviours in the classroom that may be consistent with FASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.Learning with FASD https://learningwithfasd.org.au/resources/checklist/fasd-in-a-school-environment/
Factsheet – How to create a successful learning environment for primary aged children with FASD
This factsheet contains adjustments and modifications that can be made to the classroom environment to support a student with FASD in their ongoing learning.
Factsheet – Teaching and learning strategies to support primary aged children with FASD
This factsheet contains strategies that teaching and support staff can implement in the classroom to support a student with FASD in their ongoing learning.