What helps with FASD in school
Tips for teachers
Developing a relationship of trust with a pupil with FASD is crucial for progress to be made. Building on strengths and interests is a winning strategy. Working as a team alongside the pupil can be helpful. Reducing expectations and being flexible is necessary when stress levels rise. Providing for sensory needs helps to avoid the pupil becoming overwhelmed. Routine and structure are key. Warning of changes and help with transitions are important to reduce anxiety. Adapt the environment to fit the needs of the pupil. Say less, allow time for processing, repeat and re-repeat to help retention of information. Praise and encourage having a go.