‘FASD: FROM ISOLATION TO INCLUSION IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS’
The findings of this research ‘stress the importance of improved government and school policy which respond positively to the complex learning needs of students presenting with FASD. An inclusive framework of policy, practice and actions for educational professionals working with FASD students is proposed.’ It should be expected that Australian educational professionals struggle to be equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills, access to national professional learning programs and the resources to ensure they are able to teach students with FASD successfully. For these reasons, understanding individual student’s unique strengths, learning styles, learning difficulties and challenges, along with each student’s particular life circumstances and experiences, is crucial so that teachers are able to provide a positive, safe and academically challenging educational experience for Australian students presenting with FASD.’
Basaraba, D (2016) FASD: From Isolation to Inclusion in Australian Schools, Deakin University, Victoria.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSITION PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH FASD.
'On a practical level, the findings of this study provide tips for college instructors on how to work with students who have FASD and three factors to consider when selecting a postsecondary program for an individual with this disability. These findings have not been previously reported in the literature. Additionally, this study adds to the body of work that calls for the medical profession to become better informed about the symptoms of FASD, including the secondary disability of mental illness explain this service in more detail.'
Duguette Shari, C. (2013) Postsecondary Educational Experiences Of Adults With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, International Journal Of Special Education Vol 28, No: 3. 2013
University of Western Australia & QUT
Research is currently being undertaken by professional investigators and a project team from the University of Western Australia and QUT focusing on: 'Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Australian education system: Knowledge, attitudes, needs and practices'