This is Meredith Keery’s fourth year as a Teacher Consultant with the Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD) and she is loving the opportunities this position affords – meeting educators from all over British Columbia, learning from them and sharing important information, ideas, and strategies that will support our learners with FASD as well as other learners with complex needs. Prior to working with POPFASD, Meredith has worked in the elementary, secondary, and college settings as a resource teacher and as a classroom teacher. She holds a Masters in Special Education and her research focused on using the LEIC Planning Tool to support learners with FASD.
T4 - FASD: Knowledge to Action with a Focus on Communication
How many people have FASD? This is a common question but a difficult one to answer. Estimated prevalence in Canada is 4%. In British Columbia that would equate to approximately 195,000 individuals. In this session, we will review information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and we will consider how we can support our learners in an inclusive environment by focusing on “The 8 Keys” as well as communication and language strategies and supports. Time permitting, Meredith will touch upon the use of the LEIC Planning Tool. Please come with a student or students in mind. This session will not delve deeply into “what is” FASD and therefore it is recommended for those who have taken a POPFASD online course or workshop training before.