ERIC Number: ED416636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Possible Prenatal Alcohol-Related Effects.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This guide provides a review of the characteristics of children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or possible prenatal alcohol-related effects (PPAE) and describes specific intervention strategies. Section 1 offers a general review of the diagnostic procedures, the prevalence of FAS and the physical, educational, and behavioral characteristics of FAS and PPAE. The characteristic specific cluster of physical anomalies associated with FAS is detailed and characteristics are listed by type (physical, attention and hyperactivity, speech/language, socialization, cognition) for three age groups: birth to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 to 18 years. Section 2 describes specific strategies to enhance the educational, social, behavioral, and psychological development of students with FAS and PPAE. This section also explains strategies for developing self-management skills and strategies for coordinating services with other agencies. Emphasis is on a multidisciplinary team approach, with parents as integral members, and on the importance of the teacher-student relationship. Section 3 provides an annotated listing of 21 teaching resources. Section 4 lists publishers' addresses. (Contains 34 references.)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Incidence, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prenatal Influences, Special Health Problems, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada; phone: 403-422-6326; fax: 403-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.