Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Characteristics of Students with FAS/E
Students with FAS/E are as different from each other as any group of children. They come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Each child presents a complex individual portrait of competencies and delays. Students with FAS/E must be recognized as individuals rather than as members of a homogeneous group.
FAS/E can affect individuals in varying degrees, from mild to severe in the following areas:
The intellectual abilities of students with FAS/E can vary greatly. Many students with FAS/E have graduated from high school with minimal extra support and adaptations. To date, a wide range of IQ has been documented: 29 to 120 for FAS and 42 to 142 for FAE.
Other conditions commonly observed in children with FAS/E include: