Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This engaging course is highly recommended for teaching professionals who wish to gain a rounded understanding of FASD and develop strategies to support learners it affects.
About this course
An engaging online workshop designed to help teaching professionals recognise and respond to the challenges faced by children affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
FASDs are a group of conditions that can be caused by a mother consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Children affected by FASD can present a range of symptoms which may make learning difficult. Typically, these can include issues with memory, attention span, communication, vision, problems interacting with others and hearing loss. Any or all of these could be significant barriers to learning in school.
What does this 'Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)' course cover?
This engaging on-demand online workshop is designed to help teaching professionals deepen their understanding of FASD and explores:
- What FASD is and what areas of neurological and physical development it affects.
- How FASD causes damage to the unborn child in the womb.
- How FASD presents in school and pre-school aged children.
- Other coexistent disorders which may be present.
- How FASD affects social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH), wellbeing and self-esteem.
- The difficulties that teaching and support staff may have with this when creating interventions for children with these presentations - especially those who are undiagnosed.
- Consistency of interventions.
- Some tried and tested strategies that work... and a few that don't.
- Environmental and social strategies for inclusion.
- Transitions and progression for learners with FASD.
- Starting school and pre - school EYFS for children with FASD.
- The challenges that children with FASD may face and some workable strategies to overcome them.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to:
By the end of this engaging workshop, you'll have a clearer understanding of FASD and be better equipped to:
- Recognise its presence in children and understand the barriers to learning it can create.
- Develop robust educational strategies to support the needs of learners with FASD.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teaching professionals including SEN teachers, SENDCos and school leaders.
Who will you learn with?
Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd, CPSE, (PGCert) BAHons QTS, People First Education.
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