FASlink - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Listserv FASlink is a free Internet maillistfor individuals, families and professionals who deal with fetal alcohol syndrome is our special children who teach us to become far better people http://www.acbr.com/fas/faslink.htm
Extractions: JOIN FASLINK FASlink is a free Internet maillist for individuals, families and professionals who deal with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FASlink provides support and information 24/7. FASlink has the largest archive of FAS information in the world. FASlink serves parents (birth, foster and adoptive), caregivers, adults with FAS, doctors, teachers, social workers, lawyers, students and government policy makers, etc. Bruce Ritchie is the Moderator.
Education fetal alcohol syndrome can often tell you verbatim what you just said, but still may not understand what to do. Modify assignments as needed. Remember to teach http://www.emory.edu/WHSC/MED/PSYCHIATRY/GADrug/facts/edfas.htm
Extractions: EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES - GENERAL Prepared by Darla Hess, M.Ed., Instructional Specialist Emory University Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Research Project, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory School of Public Health: Epidemiology. When Giving Instructions/Assignments To A Student With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome When Arranging The Environment For A Student With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Transition Planning For A Student With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome How To Help A Child With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Retrieve Information ... How To Help A Student With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Orient To The Environment Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are similar to children with learning disabilities, in that they have difficulty with auditory and/or visual perception, the reception or input of information into the brain; processing, organization and sequence, the integration of information into the brain; auditory and/or visual memory, the retrieval from storage and motorical, oral; and/or written language, the output or expression of that information. Make sure you have the students attention before giving instructions. When giving instruction implement the use of gestural movement and voice variations to express grammatical relations. Use pictures of steps involved in a task, or have the instructions written down for the student to refer to if needed.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome fetal alcohol syndrome Overcoming Secondary Disabilities. Univ. of Washington Press. 1997. De Bono, Edward. teach Your Children with fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol Effects. http://www.taconic.net/seminars/fas-e.html
Extractions: Wilens, Timothy. Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids. Guilford Press. 1999. Carol Kranowitz. The Out of Sync Child. Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Berkley Publishing Group. 1998. Greenspan, Stanley. The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. Addison-Wesley. Reading, MA., 1998. Streissguth, Ann P Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 1997. Streissguth, Ann P. The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities . Univ. of Washington Press. 1997. De Bono, Edward. Teach Your Child How To Think . Penguis Books. 1992. Diane Davis. Reaching Out to Children With Fas/Fae : A Handbook for Teachers,
C:\WINWORD\INTERNET\HOMEPG\FAS\J.TXT The students with fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE Use class; made videotapes to teach. behavior in students with fetal alcohol Effect as a http://www.acbr.com/fas/j.htm
Extractions: By Debbie Evensen Fall 1991 Professionals and the public in Alaska are deeply concerned about the educational implication of prenatally alcohol/drug exposed children. At a recent community support group for teachers and other professionals working with children with Fetal Alcohol/Drug Effects, the frustration level was obvious. Teachers shared feelings of being overwhelmed, not only with the sheer numbers of these students entering their classrooms, but also with the ineffectiveness of traditional techniques in teaching these children. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading cause of birth defects in the United States today. The students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE) demonstrate a wide variety of deficits, depending on the period of fetal brain development when the alcohol or drugs were ingested. A review of the literature shows that only the most severely affected children are discussed, while the other 80%, many undiagnosed, are at-risk for developing significant school problems. The need for long-term planning is obvious. Children exposed to alcohol in utero do not represent a particular socioeconomic class of children though, and may be as varied as children who are not so exposed. However, there are many commonalties among FAS/FAE children and the following generalizations can be made.
Extractions: Internet: http://ericec.org Where would I find some information about teaching strategies for children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or children with problems due to prenatal substance exposure? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is an organic brain disorder caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. The affected person may have: One of the most debilitating characteristics of FAS and FAE is the poor ability to adapt to demands of surroundings. Educational experiences should make students as independent as possible, both now and in the future, with the outcome being adults functioning as fully as they are able. For some children, "functional" may mean following traditional academic curricula. Many students are fairly accomplished in academic subjects. To be independent, they also may need to learn to ride buses, prepare meals, use money appropriately, and not only perform a job, but use the social skills necessary to keep it. Educational goals and objectives should go beyond classroom boundaries and target skills to be used not only at school, but in homes and communities as successful, productive citizens.
Extractions: Internet: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/index.html Where would I find some information about teaching strategies for children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or children with problems due to prenatal substance exposure? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is an organic brain disorder caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. The affected person may have: One of the most debilitating characteristics of FAS and FAE is the poor ability to adapt to demands of surroundings. Educational experiences should make students as independent as possible, both now and in the future, with the outcome being adults functioning as fully as they are able. For some children, "functional" may mean following traditional academic curricula. Many students are fairly accomplished in academic subjects. To be independent, they also may need to learn to ride buses, prepare meals, use money appropriately, and not only perform a job, but use the social skills necessary to keep it. Educational goals and objectives should go beyond classroom boundaries and target skills to be used not only at school, but in homes and communities as successful, productive citizens.
Extractions: It is estimated that one to three children out of every thousand born in the US has FAS. Probably twice that number have FAE. I could not locate statistics for Canada but my opinion is that the numbers are likely similar. A very good site from Alberta indicated that there are no statistics as of March 2001. FAS/FAE is obviously a cause for concern in many communities.
Special Education Disabilities Fetal Alcohol Syndrome National Organization on fetal alcohol syndrome Offers strategies for working with FAS children. Preparing to teach Children- Tips for first-time FAS teachers http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/special_ed/disabilities/fas/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Special Education Disabilities ... ABC's of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - A good introduction. Advice for Parents of Children with FAS - By Mercedes Alejandro, Coordinator, Familias Hispanas del Arc. Arc's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resource and Materials Guide - Covers the educational, medical, and social aspects of FAS. Better Endings-FAS page - Helps you understand the reality of FAS. Educating Children with FAS/FAE - Tips for educators. FAS Quiz for Professionals - How much do you know? Math Skills Checklist - For teaching FAS students. National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Offers strategies for working with FAS children. Normal Responses of Children with FAS - Helps identify problems FAS children may have in your classroom. Parenting Children with FAS/FAE - Tips for parents.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome alcohol is a human teratogen. fetal alcohol syndrome, alcoholRelated Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and alcohol-Related It will teach these clinicians how to utilize and implement http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/research/fas.html
Extractions: Background: Alcohol is a human teratogen. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects are three of the most common preventable disorders in children. There is no known safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. It is estimated that 3-4% of all children born in the U.S. are exposed to potentially teratogenic doses of alcohol during fetal development. Based on 1995 data, 120-160,000 children per year may have alcohol-related birth effects. One strategy that could prevent, or significantly reduce, the number of alcohol-exposed children is screening and intervention of women and children in clinical settings. Dr. Michael Fleming and his research team have extensive experience in developing curricula and conducting educational programs focused on the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems. Federally funded projects in which they have been involved include: Project SAEFP: Substance Abuse Education for Family Physicians. This three-year HRSA-funded project, conducted from 1987-1990, developed a substance abuse curriculum and conducted 10 training sessions for 165 faculty from 150 US residency programs.
Alcohol Abuse Lesson Plans knowledge and understanding about the fetal alcohol syndrome problem with alcohol, effects of alcohol on specific teachnology - The Art and Science of teaching http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/health/alcohol/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Lesson Plans Health ... Alcohol Myths - Each student will be able to identify and discuss common myths about the use of alcoholic beverages. Alternative Party - Students will identify non-alcoholic ways to entertain and/or have fun. Each student will: 1. List 10 things they do to have fun. 2. Learn how to make at least one non-alcoholic beverage. 3. Learn rules and how to play a group game. Blood Alcohol and Accidents - Students will learn of blood alcohol concentration and how it relates to the possibility of having an automobile accident. Blood Alcohol Concentration - Each student will understand that individual physiological differences make the use of Blood Alcohol Concentration Charts useless at best and often dangerous. Blood Alcohol Content/Chart with Word Problems - Each student will identify how body weight affects blood alcohol content in each individual.
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME alcohol syndrome. I work extensively with individuals who have fetal alcohol syndrome. I have my knowledge here, but in this section is to teach some of the symptoms and frustrations http://www.angelfire.com/al/unrealism/fas.html
Extractions: Before I begin, I should state that this information if through my own experience working with individuals who have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Unless I mention a source, then it is only my opinion and observances. If you disagree with anything I have stated, feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I also do not claim to be an expert in this field, and will add more information as I continue to learn about this problem. Unbelievably, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a problem that is largely ignored, even in communities where it is prevelant and quite common. In working with individuals who have FAS, I have come to learn a number of things about this dysfunction that I was never taught in school. I found it frustrating to begin working with FAS individuals because I did not understand the symptoms or the causes.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome fetal alcohol syndrome. AN OVERVIEW OF fetal alcohol syndrome Classroom Curriculum. teach real life and functional skills in the classroom. http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/SpecialEducation/fas.htm
Extractions: A diagnostic evaluation is a starting point for understanding, treating, and managing any medical condition. After 2 decades of research and clinical observations, it still is difficult to find professionals that specialize in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and/or Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). The everyday behaviors of children with FAS/FAE can be unexpected, perplexing, and even unusual. Yet, because these particular behaviors havent been clearly linked to structural anomalies in the brain and because they have not yet been described in the authoritative listing of mental disorders (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), American Psychiatric Association (APA), 1994), many professionals dont fully understand the syndrome or its complications. Incidence of FAS
Extractions: dqmcodebase = "nav/" //script folder location Esta página en Español Developing Intervention Strategies for Children Intervening with Children and/or Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in facial abnormalities, growth problems, and developmental and behavioral problems, as well as other birth defects. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) can have serious lifelong disabilities. CDC-sponsored studies find that children with FAS/ARND are at very high risk for developing secondary conditions such as difficulties in school, trouble with the law, substance abuse problems, and mental health problems. Currently, interventions for children with FAS/ARND are often non-specific, unsystematic, and/or lack scientific evaluation or validation. Grantees are working together with CDC, through a collaborative effort, to identify, develop, and evaluate effective strategies for intervening with children with FAS/ARND and their families. Through these interventions, researchers are trying to help children with FAS/ARND develop to their full potential, prevent secondary conditions, and provide education and support to caregivers and families.
Extractions: dqmcodebase = "nav/" //script folder location Educating Families and Professionals Enhanced Resources for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Since FAS was identified in the medical literature more than thirty years ago, CDC and other federal agencies and research institutions have made great progress in understanding its prevalence, risk factors, and its cost to society. However, progress in the development of effective FAS education and prevention approaches has not been as fully realized. Considering the potential to completely prevent the disorder, FAS research, intervention, and services must be complemented by enhanced resources for FAS prevention and education. Various advisory panels and committees and formal reports on the subject have consistently recommended the development of comprehensive, scientifically accurate prevention approaches. The goal of the NOFAS cooperative agreement is to develop and disseminate new fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) prevention and education resources thereby enhancing the quantity and quality of available resources for FAS parents and family members, educators, students, professionals, and the public at-large. Specifically, NOFAS will conduct the following activities through this project:
Foster Parent Training Insititute DSHS Journey Through the Healing Circle. Can raccoon twins, a fox, a bear and a puffin teach parents about fetal alcohol syndrome? Yes http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/journey.asp
Extractions: Resource Family Training Institute. Training for Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, and Kinship Care providers. Foster Parent Training Institute Foster Parent Education Foster Parenting Helping Our Kids ... Privacy Yes, when these wild creatures are brought to life through the stories and word pictures of a Native American storyteller in an award- winning new video series. A partnership of Washington State agencies, health-care experts, and traditional Northwest tribal storytellers has produced a collection of stories, health tips, and practical knowledge to help parents and foster parents learn about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and understand how it affects their children. Produced by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), "Journey Through the Healing Circle" is now available to parents, schools, and other social service agencies as a series of videotapes, video CDs, and professionally illustrated workbooks. Take a look at the entertaining, educational series through a
CBC.CA - The National and they have taught me everything I know about fetal alcohol syndrome, says Schwab. way then it s our responsibility to find the ways to teach them. , WATCH. http://www.cbc.ca/national/news/fas/
Extractions: In Canada, about 65,000 children have fetal alcohol syndrome, a condition triggered when their mothers drink alcohol during pregnancy. It affects a child's mind and body. It makes learning incredibly difficult. Children who have it often struggle through the school system and fall through the cracks. But not at one school in Winnipeg. For these children it's a school of hope. "We had a group of kids coming into our school system who are fetal alcohol syndrome and we knew absolutely nothing about fetal alcohol," she says. "We were overwhelmed because, like everything else, you're afraid of the unknown. And when you don't know much about it, well the best thing to do is to find out about it."
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME with a teacher who understands their need and is able to teach specific to fetal alcohol syndrome is the only birth defect that is 100 percent preventable. http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/alcohol/fetal_alcl.htm
Extractions: Perhaps the most tragic problem associated with alcohol abuse is its effect on the fetus. Since alcohol passes through the placenta, even small amounts of alcohol can result in birth defects including hearing loss, vision deficits, neurological impairment, cardiac abnormalities, and skeletal system malformations. The physical and neurological damage resulting to the fetus from heavy maternal drinking is known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is the leading known cause of mental retardation in the United States. All races and ethnic groups are at risk. The physical and mental effects of the condition are irreversible. It is believed that the learning disabilities of many children result from maternal alcohol consumption. Infants born with FAS may be misdiagnosed. Criteria have been developed to help professionals correctly identify these children, including: in area between nose and upper lip Growth deficits Central nervous system problems Cardiac abnormalities Skeletal abnormalities A large number of children may possess some, but not all, of the above conditions. These children are said to have fetal alcohol effects. Although this condition may not be as severe as FAS, it is still problematic.
Extractions: Resources Links Discuss Submit ... Illness, Diseases, Disabilities... BC Ministry of Education: Teaching Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects A fifty page resource guide for teachers that covers the following topics: What are FAS and FAE?, Characteristics of Students with FAS/E, Preparing To Teach Students with FAS/E, Understanding the Needs of the Student with FAS/E, and Developing an Individual Education Plan. The Arc's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resource and Materials Guide Medical Overview Materials, FAS Overview Materials, Prevention Campaign Materials, Families With FAS Child, Instructional Materials, and other resources. FAS Community Resource Center Fact Sheet, What is FAS?, Timelines for FAS and FAE, Family Support Group, Report to Congress, Video of a Young Man With FAS, Real Stories, Discipline, Photos, and much more. Fetal Alcohol Effected Student Checklist For Educational Programming A checklist helps teachers recognize symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Effect. The page also offers hints for instructors and schools to deal with kids who might have the condition. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts about FAS/FAE, Treatment of Children with FAS/FAE, Educating Children with FAS/FAE, Parenting Children with FAS/FAE, and More info. on FAS/FAE.
MCF- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Interventions victim issues is one of the means used to teach empathy for With more general awareness of the lifelong disability that fetal alcohol syndrome presents, it is http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/fas/fas2e.htm
Extractions: Community Action Guide: Working Together for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Interventions that work with adolescents and young adults In adolescence, some characteristics of children with FAS, such as physical appearance and hyperactivity, tend to soften or diminish. However, these may be replaced by the consequences of low self-esteem, which may become permanent unless effective action is taken in the years preceding adulthood. The key to success is to encourage activities that build self-esteem while allowing a realistic acceptance of limitations. While some characteristics of children with FAS and other alcohol related effects tend to diminish, others do not: After about age 12, measured IQ scores for youth with FAS or other alcohol related effects remain constant or decrease because their abstract thinking is slower to develop than their peers', and basic academic skills (reading and math) may level off. Characteristics such as impulsivity, attention deficit, poor ability to generalize, poor ability to anticipate and respond to consequences, poor judgment, tendency to lie, cheat, and steal, and generally inappropriate social behaviour may become more pronounced.