Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Information Sheets

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Information SheetsThe resource is a set of 10 information sheets which aims to provide practitioners with knowledge and skills to support children who may have Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

The first sheet introduces FASD, noting it is an umbrella term for the range of effects from prenatal alcohol exposure. Sheet 2 covers how FASD affects children’s brains and development. Sheet 3 advises on working with families of children with FASD. Sheet 4 explains the behaviours of children with FASD that parents and practitioners may find difficult. Sheet 5 suggests strategies to help children with FASD learn. Sheet 6 focuses on encouraging positive behavior in these children. Sheet 7 outlines the health and mental health issues associated with FASD. Sheet 8 provides a glossary explaining specialist roles and diagnoses. Sheet 9 lists relevant organizations and websites. Sheet 10 gives further reading recommendations.

The resource covers the effects of FASD on children’s abilities, the importance of diagnosis and early intervention, working in partnership with families, and practical strategies to support learning and behavior. It emphasizes the need to understand the child’s difficulties as brain-based and advocate for their needs. The information aims to increase practitioner knowledge to improve outcomes for children with FASD.

List of Information Sheets

1. Introduction to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
2. How Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affects children
3. What can you do to support your families?
4. Understanding the child with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
5. What strategies can I use to help the child learn?
6. How can I encourage positive behaviour?
7. Health and mental health issues for children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
8. Glossary
9. List of organisations
10. Further reading about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder