Day 36 of 99 Days to FASDay

Is there a learning plateau with #FASD?

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Day 36 of our 99 day journey and this myth is about plateau of learning. While research has suggested that skill levels for people with FASD vary (see graphic below), I believe Grade 4 (through my own experience with the maiden) is definitely when things began to “fall apart” at school for her.

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After the shift from the primary grades of 1, 2 and 3, with FASD not recognized, and the teaching style not adapted sufficiently for her, it was a disaster in the making. The sad part is, despite all the challenges she had at school, she was always an eager learner. She always wanted to bring homework home – even if there was no homework assigned!

I have said it before, and I will say it again, as more is known about FASD, I sure hope the school systems get onboard and start providing the type of education our…

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