The range of learning difficulties associated with children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) has been highlighted as an emerging but little understood area of Special Educational Needs.

This engaging, timely, and highly practical book will raise awareness about FASDs and their associated difficulties across the entire education workforce. It provides a range of specialist, practical tried-and-tested teaching and learning strategies, from which teachers and support staff may construct personalised learning plans for students with FASDs, and will help improve outcomes for all their children. It also:

  • explains the impact that FASDs can have on the child’s brain;
  • discusses the overlapping and co-existing disorders, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders;
  • shows how to support and empower teachers;
  • provides ready-to-use teaching resources and strategies that can be used directly in the classroom.

Informed by the very latest research and written by leading experts in the field, Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders will prove invaluable for experienced teachers and teaching assistants who are engaging in Continuing Professional Development, as well as newly qualified and training Initial Teacher Training students.

chapter Chapter 1|6 pages


chapter Chapter 2|22 pages

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

History, diagnosis, causes, and prevalence

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and complex needs

chapter Chapter 6|11 pages

Family dynamics

The support needs and experiences of the families of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

chapter Chapter 7|5 pages

Towards a brighter future

The role of teachers in building a platform for change in societal perceptions