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.
Information about services and funding available for students when the need for additional learning supports is identified for learning, behaviour and/or social communication, vision, hearing, mobility, or communication needs.
Online learning modules and apps.
Publisher: The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)
Publisher: Western Australia, Department of Education
Publications that support understanding of FASD and successful teaching approaches.
This guide is organised around areas of concern identified by experienced classroom and support teachers. It provides teachers with a clear understanding of the needs of students with FASD describing the common learning and behavioural characteristics and suggesting strategies that may be helpful in meeting the challenges these children in the classroom.
Publisher: British Columbia Ministry of Education
This practical guide introduces twelve elements for supporting students with FASD. These focus on understanding FASD, liaison with families, teaching and learning approaches, providing structure, academic and social skills and transitions.
Publisher: Yukon Department of Education
This book explains the impact that FASD can have on the brain. It discusses overlapping and co-existing disorders and provides practical, tried-and-tested teaching and learning strategies, which can be used to construct personalised learning plans for students.
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