Date
19 February 2019

Access support, programmes and resources

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identifying needs and strengths, and accessing support’

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NZ organisations

NZ organisations

Develop relationships with FASD networks and community partners.

Fetal Alcohol Network NZ provides support and advice for families.

Support for students sitting NCEA

Support for students sitting NCEA

Special assessment conditions (SAC) – NZQA grants entitlement for SAC so that approved candidates have access to assessment for national qualifications and fair assessment.

Applications are made by schools on the behalf of candidates. Entitlement for SAC is required for both internal and external NCEA assessments.

  • Identify student needs.
  • Submit an application for the student to NZQA Special Assessment Conditions team (SAC). This may include an application for a reader/writer and/or more time.
  • An educational psychologist can support the application with test results and give a fuller picture of the student’s strengths and needs. There is a cost involved.

Work with RTLB

Work with RTLB

Teachers play an important role in describing learning challenges for students and identifying triggers for student behaviour.

RTLBs collaborate with the teacher to meet the learning and behaviour needs of the student. They can assist with identifying strengths and next steps.

Parents are often aware that there is something different about the way their child behaves and learns but may not know exactly why that is. Early experiences in school are often the first time that specific concerns are raised.

Funding supports

Funding supports

Ministry of Education funding available to NZ schools.

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Interim response fund (IRF)

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Students with learning support needs

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Professional learning supports

Professional learning supports

Online learning modules and apps.

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Climbing for success

Publisher: Mount Royal University, Alberta

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Engaging all learners: Supporting students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Publisher: The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

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Website

WrapApplication

Publisher: iTunes

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Useful resources

Useful resources

Publications that support understanding of FASD and successful teaching approaches.

File

Teaching students with fetal alcohol syndrome/effects: A learning resource for teachers

Publisher: British Columbia Ministry of Education

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Making a difference Working with students who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Making a difference: Working with students who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Publisher: Yukon Department of Education

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Educating children and young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Constructing personalised pathways to learning

Publisher: Routledge

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Identify needs and how to provide support”:

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