FASD in Classrooms: A Brain- and Strengths-Based Workshop for Educators
Did you know that an estimated 4% of the population in Canada has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These individuals have unique learning and behavioural challenges that require support in schools. Teachers are tasked with supporting all types of exceptionalities with little to no time to individualize lesson plans.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Classrooms: A Brain- and Strengths-Based Workshop for Educators is a three-part webinar series inspired by universal design for learning principles designed to equip school staff with simple strategies that are essential for students with FASD and beneficial for all learners. By mapping easy and practical strategies onto various brain domains, school staff will leave this webinar series empowered to support all students with brain-based challenges.
- Address FASD myths, sigma and language
- Define FASD and understand prevalence
- Understand FASD as a brain-based disorder
- Work towards a paradigm shift
- Discover the importance of a strengths-based approach
- Learn to see students with FASD as “hurt” not “bad”
- View parents of children and youth with FASD as experts
- Learn practical, easy to implement strategies to support children and teens with FASD
- Discuss how strategies that are essential for children and youth with FASD benefit all other types of students