FASD Hub

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Education can bring many challenges for children and young people with FASD or a history of prenatal alcohol exposure. However, with the right support, learners can achieve great things. FASD Hub Scotland had produced a number of resources to support parents, carers and educators. This includes a series of FASD Education factsheets and our FASD: Insights and Strategies for Educators training modules.

 


NEW! Top Tips for Supporting Individuals with FASD

Ideal for educators, these are our top tips for supporting individuals with FASD 




Have you seen our animation, FASD Makes Me, Me? Ideal for using in school to introduce the topic of FASD and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. This animation was co-created by children, young people and adults with FASD with the support of their families.

NEW! We have created FASD Makes Me, Me education resource packs for primary and secondary schools to accompany the animation. 

Primary School Resource pack

Secondary School Resource Pack

If you would like to speak to one of the FASD Hub Team, or to arrange a call with one of our education helpline advisors, you can email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to help


What is FASD? Insights and Strategies for Educators

This 3-part course is has been written particularly with educators in mind. Attendees are able to choose each module to attend on a date of their choice, and at the end of completing the 3 modules receive a certificate. A handbook will be provided for each module so you can continue your learning in your own time.

Module 1: An Introduction to FASD

  • How alcohol affects the developing fetus
  • FASD, its prevalence and how it affects individuals

Module 2: FASD Insights

  • Brain development, and how alcohol affects brain development
  • The brain domains and how FASD may look in the classroom
  • Reframing our thinking

Module 3: FASD Strategies

  • Classroom strategies for supporting learners with FASD or Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.
  • Communicating with families
  • Q&A with our FASD Education Advisors
  • Signposting to further resources

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Education Factsheets

FASD Education factsheet 1: All individuals with FASD have strengths and with the right support can succeed. This factsheet looks at some of the common strengths that learners may have.

Strength of learners with FASD – Teacher resources

FASD Education factsheet 2: Starting a new school or Early Learning centre, or managing the transition between home and school can be challenging for some children and young people with FASD. This factsheet shares some top tips for a smoother transition.

Transitions in Educations: Top 10 tips for caregivers

FASD Education factsheet 3: A well planned transition to a new education setting can make a big difference. This factsheet contains information about the processes of transition and how you can work with your child’s school to plan a positive move.

Educational transitions – starting a new school or ELC

FASD Education factsheet 4: How can school staff help learners with FASD succeed? This factsheet contain bitesize tips for educators to support the needs of learners with FASD

Flexible FASD Support Strategies for Education Staff

FASD Education factsheet 5: Parents often ask us how they can access support in education for their children. This factsheet describes the policy and legal context in Scotland for accessing additional support in education, alongside advice on how to ask for support.

GIRFEC and Additional support in education

FASD Education factsheet 6: Being invited to, or asking for, a school meeting can feel daunting. This factsheet explains the different types of meeting you may be asked to attend in school, and how to make the most of them.

A parent and carers guide to school meetings

Additional Recommended Education Resources 

  • Education Scotland 
    FASD Hub collaborated with Education Scotland to develop an online resources for all those working in education. This brief guide provides key information and signposting to other resources. 
  • Understanding FASD: What Educators Need to know
    This guide for educators has been published by the Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team Scotland. Full of key information and top tips, it is a fantastic resource for educators. 
  • The Adopter’s Handbook on Education (Scotland)
    Written by Alison Rennie Parkinson, our colleague in Adoption UK, this guide contains advice and ideas on how early experience impact on a child’s behaviour in the classroom, choosing starting a new school and rights, special needs support and alternative provision and lots more.