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ERIC Number: EJ928344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Pedagogically Bereft! Improving Learning Outcomes for Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Carpenter, Barry
British Journal of Special Education, v38 n1 p37-43 Mar 2011
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the most common non-genetic cause of learning disability, affecting around 1% of live births in Europe, and costing an estimated $2.9 million per individual across their lifespan. In adulthood, non-reversible brain damage is often compounded by secondary disabilities in adulthood, such as mental health problems and drug addiction. The challenge for today's educators is: "How do we teach children with FASD?" Their unusual style of learning and their extreme challenging behaviour is out of the experience of many teachers. This article, written by Professor Barry Carpenter, OBE, National Director of the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project, considers the status of FASD in the UK, and provides an overview of the author's recent research into effective educational strategies within the framework of "Every Child Matters". Only government-led approaches can lead to improvements in the quality of teaching and learning for children with FASD and their future life chances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom