Education and FASD
Humans have a right to an education. Everyone deserves access to comprehensive, egalitarian education. However, when their requirements are not met, kids with FASD frequently fail to succeed in the classroom.
It’s crucial to have a positive educational experience. The school system is where the majority of diagnosis, support, and interventions are provided. Lack of support at school puts students with FASD at a higher risk of developing long-term problems with their mental health, getting into trouble with the law, and using drugs.
Teaching Techniques for FASD Students
People with FASD might have a wide range of advantages and disadvantages, which can affect how they learn. To better accommodate students with FASD, teachers might make minor changes to their lesson plans, such as:
Instruction that is differentiated; Visual and verbal signals, aids, and demonstrations;
repetition and slower training; practical exercises and real-world examples;
information compression, task division, and lesson size reduction.
An all-school strategy
Outside of the classroom, pupils should receive support. Teachers, school officials, educational assistants, outside agencies, and caregivers must all work together to provide support for students with FASD. The school community as a whole should be dedicated to ongoing education, awareness, and support.
Teachers are less prone to burnout and get tired if they have a solid understanding of FASD. However, despite their desire to offer their kids better support, teachers and educational assistants frequently lack the in-depth information, training, and resources necessary to support students with FASD.
All school personnel can benefit from better knowledge and training by taking our online FASD for School Staff course, which is a fantastic place to start. This learning program addresses planning for transitional periods, using specific math and literacy skills, and fostering collaboration with caregivers in addition to going in-depth on teaching strategies and employing a whole school approach. Click here to read more about our online courses!
We can support an inclusive education system by working together and cooperating.