FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING

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Today is National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day.  

  • According to World Health Organisation (WHO), foetal alcohol syndrome is the biggest cause of mental retardation in North America, Canada and South Africa.
  • The number of people affected by foetal alcohol syndrome is three to five times more than those with HIV and AIDS.  The highest reports of foetal alcohol syndrome cases in South Africa are in the Western Cape province, and this is believed to be as a result of the Dop system; a criteria by which wine manufacturers pay workers with alcohol.
  • Foetal alcohol syndrome is 100 percent preventable but it cannot be cured.

(Source: Western Cape Provincial Government)

At Inclusive Education South Africa, our aim is to equip and facilitate a process whereby our beneficiaries feel more confident to accommodate and support learners meaningfully.  One of the ways we aim to do this is by sharing the resources that have been developed by our facilitators.  We, therefore, share this resource with you which can be used for guidance on how to accommodate learners who need support for FASD.

FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING 

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