ERIC Number: ED380718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Sourcebook of Successful School-based Strategies for Fetal Alcohol and Drug-Affected Students.
Osborne, Jan, Comp.
This publication's instructional strategies were collected over a three-year period from participants in a series of workshops which dealt with fetal alcohol and other drug-affected children in the educational setting. These strategies are not intended to be all inclusive; rather, they are intended to celebrate the "wisdom of practice." The approaches listed here have not been evaluated as to their effectiveness, but are based on sound guidelines for working with children who may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or others drugs. The strategies should provide the educator with a springboard for his or her own creativity and expertise. Each strategy is organized into sections by grade level: Preschool; Kindergarten through 6th Grade; Junior High/Middle School; and High School. Each grade level is then divided into three sections, with each section featuring sub-categories: (1) Room Environment (Quiet Zones, Classroom Seating, Limit Distractions, Organized Materials, Clear Rules for Classroom and Learning Centers); (2) Active Learning (Use Multiple Modalities, Multi-sensory, Manipulatives; Keep Steps Simple; Provide Opportunities for Decision Making and Problem Solving; Model and Demonstrate Behaviors; Provide Structure); and (3) Routine (Daily Schedule, Consistent Schedule, Plan for Change, Build in Transitions, Use Visual, Auditory, and Sensory Cues). (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.