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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Strategies for effective inclusion of learners with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A day course for teachers and/or support staff, designed to enable successful inclusion of learners with FASD and related conditions.


Training will include:


What does it mean to have an FASD? An introduction to the needs of the learner and the associated impairments and presentations:

  • FASD: What is it and how does it occur
  • Identifying FASD – typical presentations of FASD
  • FASD and the brain. What effect does FASD have on the brain and neurological development
  • FASD and the body. What effect does FASD have on the body and physical development
  • FASD and behavioural disorders and social emotional difficulties – how can we help?
  • Academic difficulties and expectations – how can we differentiate learning effectively?
  • FASD and Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • FASD and similarities with other conditions
  • How to ensure an effective sensory environment for learners with FASD


Next Course Dates - 3rd May 2019 10am - 3pm




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