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ERIC Number: ED506093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 86
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-7527-6
ISSN: N/A
Re: Defining Success. A Team Approach to Supporting Students with FASD
Alberta Education
This strategy guide is for mentors, support workers and coaches who are working with school-aged children and youth who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In addition to supporting these children and youth at home and in the community, mentors may be involved in advocating for and supporting them at school. This guide describes twelve types of actions mentors can take not only to support students in their school environment, but also to support the school staff who work with these students. Many of the students worked with may experience difficulty at school, particularly at the junior and senior high levels. For other students with FASD, school may be a positive place for them, a safe place where they feel truly cared for. In order for school communities to be welcoming and successful places for these students, caring adults must work collaboratively as a team to support not only the students with FASD, but also each other. This team includes all those adults in the student's immediate circle: parents/caregivers, teachers, administrators, other school staff and mentors, community support workers and coaches. No one single person, no matter how determined, should have to act alone in his or her efforts to advocate for and support these students. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
Alberta Education. 11th Floor Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6, Canada. Tel: 780-427-6297; Fax: 780-427-5927; e-mail: Library.Learning@gov.ab.ca; Web site: http://education.alberta.ca
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education