Educational Strategies and Curriculum for Teaching Students with FASD

  • 8 Magic Keys  is a short 21-minute animated video that introduces the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). It demonstrates key strategies to help students who experience brain-based disorders become more successful in school and in life.   
  • Double ARC, the NOFAS Ohio Affiliate, has developed and tested separate training curricula for parents and teachers. 
  • Doorway Online. A collection of free learning activities provided by the Scottish Borders Council. The suite comprises highly accessible educational activities that learners will find easy to use independently. 
  • Teachers’ Toolbox. Providing proper expectations, interventions, and supports can help individuals with special needs to succeed and learn the skills they need to lead productive lives. 
  • Helpful Tips for Working with Students with FASD  It is important to implement strategies that address the needs of the individual with FASD. These strategies across home, school, and community contexts are great recommendations from Do2learn. 
  • Students with FASD: Simple Strategies for Behavioral and Academic Success Published on Sep 30, 2015. Presenter: Deb Evensen, MA, an outspoken advocate for those living with FASD, is a master teacher and behavior specialist with more than 40 years of experience teaching children, adolescents and adults. 
  • Toward Inclusion: Tapping Hidden Strengths This is a planning resource intended to provide support for student service administrators, principals, classroom teachers, resource teachers, school counselors, clinicians, and other community professionals who will help in assisting schools in developing approaches for students who are alcohol-affected. For more information: Program and Student Services, Manitoba Education, 204-945-7907. Toll-Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7907  Email:


Improving Social Skills

  • Addressing Social Skills. Use these skills and techniques to help teach a child the social skills necessary to interact with others.

Improving Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Motor skills play an important role in a child’s development, independence and success at school and at home. Below is a list of activities that are both fun and educational to improve a child’s fine and gross motor skills.

Emotional Regulation

Parents and Children Together (PACT): One of the primary struggles that children with FASDs face are deficits in self-regulation and executive functioning.  These deficits can exist in the form of poor impulse control as well as a lack of intrinsic motivation to start or complete tasks, poor memory and inattention. The intervention was designed to help children with FASDs and their parent's team strategies to cope with these difficulties.  For more information about PACT, visit or email Managing Emotions FASD Tip Sheet Link:

Related Emotional Regulation Resources

Family and Teaching Activities for Children with FASD

  • Starfall is a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education.
  • Activities When Kids Need a Break When a child needs a break from schoolwork or long activities, tips on how to keep them energized and focused.
  • Sound Matching Activity A collection of 10 favorite activities for teaching letters and sounds with the directions for each activity.  
  • Grammar Blast for Grades 2-5. Basic sentence, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, capitalization, punctuation, verbs, adverbs, and prepositions. 
  • Bright Ideas for Writing from Houghton Mifflin Company, grades 1-2, and 3-5
  • Waiting Games for Kids Avoid meltdowns, whining, and crying with these very easy games.

Craft Ideas for All Ages

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