Supporting Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD

A key to supporting students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is having a good understanding of FASD and how individuals with FASD are impacted. This resource provides an explanation of FASD, its impact on the brain as well as explores behavioural patterns in students with FASD. Strategies for designing classroom instruction and routines to support students with FASD are also highlighted.

The resource was developed by Dr. Jacqueline Pei and her colleagues, Stephanie Hayes and Alethea Heudes.

Module One provides clear explanations of how prenatal alcohol exposure affects brain development.

Module Two explores the difference between brain structure and brain function and provides educators with strategies for becoming active problem solvers.

Module Three explores behavioural patterns and how prenatal exposure to alcohol impacts the brain’s ability to regulate mood, emotion and reactions to stress.

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.

FASD = Faith, Ability, Strength, Determination

Myles Himmelreich provides an inspirational speech as someone who lives with FASD.

Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman Interview

Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman, Paediatrician at the Manitoba FASD Centre and CanFASD Research Lead is interviewed by Nancy Lockwood of Citizen Advocacy.