Accommodations should be informed by formal and informal assessments of students’ strengths and needs. The accommodations should be evaluated for effectiveness and updated or replaced as required. Not all accommodations will address the needs of all students with FASD.
1. Education Essentials
The neurobehavioural model is a brain-based approach developed by Diane Malbin MSW, founder of FASCETS
Education Essentials for Students with FASD: Setting Them up for Success
2. Understanding Learning Disabilities – How Processing Affects Learning
The York Region District School Board developed this chart to outline instruction and environmental strategies for students to support a variety of challenges that students with FASD may be experiencing. Referred to as the “waterfall chart”, this resource provides the starting points to think, plan and support programming in response to a student’s assessed areas of strength and/or need. The waterfall chart lists various processing areas, including: phonological processing, language, visual-motor skills, memory, processing speed, attention and executive function. Additionally, the waterfall chart provides a definition, possible signs, instructional strategies, environmental strategies, assessment strategies, and possible assistive technology for each of these processing areas. (Permission to use Received.)
Understanding Learning Disabilities – How Processing Affects Learning