ERIC Number: ED414710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects: A Resource Guide for Teachers.
This teacher's resource guide from British Columbia provides an overview of the needs of students with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). It begins by discussing the definition of FAS and fetal alcohol effects (FAE), characteristics of students with FAS/E, and steps for preparing to teach students with FAS/E (collecting information, making and carrying out a plan, evaluating the plan, and making a referral). The next section of the guide explains the different needs of students with FAS/E. Various problems of children with FAS/E are reviewed, including attention difficulties, cause and effect thinking, social skills, personal skills, memory skills, language development, reading and writing, motor skills, mathematics skills, science skills, and fine arts. The last section of the guide uses case studies to illustrate how to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with FAS/E and provides sample IEPs. Appendices include sample questions to discuss during a meeting with parents or guardians, a form for notes from meetings with parents or guardians, a list of common misinterpretations of normal responses in students with FAS/E, checklists for developing various skills, and a list of resource organizations and relevant books and articles. (CR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Methods
Coordinator, Special Education, Special Programs Branch, Ministry of Education, Skills and Training, P.O. Box 9165 STN Prov Govt, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9H4, Canada; fax: 604-356-7631.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Skills, and Training, Victoria. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada