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Thursday, February 23 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Social Skill Supports for Students with FASD

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading developmental disability in Canada. Educators can expect at least one student with FASD in their classroom. Given the way alcohol can affect the brain during fetal development, students may present with a myriad of behaviours in the classroom. For educators and students, social skills are essential in the classroom community. Educators often spend instructional time managing classroom behaviour stemming from disagreements, misunderstandings, misreading social cues, and boundary violations. Students often feel confused from lack of social skill development, the inability of transference, dismaturity, and the intersectionality of a myriad of perceived or actual differences. This session will provide foundational knowledge of FASD and how it commonly causes social skill concerns for teachers and students. Next, strategies will be presented to support the teachers and the students in the classroom. Consideration of cultural ways of being will be discussed, and ways to approach complex social situations will be strategized.
Time will be given for questions.


Patricia Kincaid

FASD Network
I am an FASD Instructional Coach with the FASD Network who has a background in inclusive education as a primary/junior educator. Most of my experience has been learning alongside neurodiverse early years children in Head Start programs in both rural and Northern parts of Canada. As... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-1503
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