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ERIC Number: EJ902018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities: Tips from Teens and Young Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Duquette, Cheryll; Stodel, Emma; Fullarton, Stephanie; Hagglund, Karras
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n2 p28-31 Nov-Dec 2006
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that encompasses the various neurodevelopmental disorders experienced by individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD incorporates the terms Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). Early studies showed that students with FASD had disrupted high school experiences that included suspensions and expulsions, and that they eventually dropped out of school. However, findings from a more recent study, which was conducted by the authors, demonstrated that in the right environment, students with FASD can graduate from high school. Sixteen adolescents and young adults from the United States and Canada participated in the authors' qualitative study that also involved 37 parents of children with FASD. The purpose of the study was to examine the educational experiences of individuals with FASD, with a view to determining what factors related to their persistence in high school. The adolescents and young adults in the study discussed the behaviors of their worst and best teachers and offered tips on how best to teach students with FASD. (Contains 1 table and 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States