Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identify needs and how to provide support’
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Develop relationships with FASD networks and community partners.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Care Action Network (FASD-CAN) provides support and advice for families.
Special assessment conditions (SAC) – NZQA grants entitlement for SAC so that approved candidates have access to assessment for national qualifications and fair assessment.
Applications are made by schools on the behalf of candidates. Entitlement for SAC is required for both internal and external NCEA assessments.
Teachers play an important role in describing learning challenges for students and identifying triggers for student behaviour.
RTLBs collaborate with the teacher to meet the learning and behaviour needs of the student. They can assist with identifying strengths and next steps.
Parents are often aware that there is something different about the way their child behaves and learns but may not know exactly why that is. Early experiences in school are often the first time that specific concerns are raised.
Ministry of Education funding available to NZ schools.
Online learning modules and apps.
Publisher: Western Australia, Department of Education
Publications that support understanding of FASD and successful teaching approaches.
Publisher: British Columbia Ministry of Education
Publisher: Yukon Department of Education
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