Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term for the range of harm that is caused by alcohol use during pregnancy. It includes
FASD is permanent brain damage. Many of the characteristics can be invisible, and the condition may go undetected. Children exposed prenatally to alcohol may not show the typical physical characteristics of FASD (see below), but they may still suffer from severe brain damage. Early diagnosis and intervention is important. Other conditions that may be observed in children with FASD can include learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A student with FASD may have difficulties with areas such as organizing work time, learning new concepts, memorizing information, generalizing concepts, problem solving, attending, concentrating, controlling impulsivity, not react to behavioural corrections or directions, making appropriate social judgments, understanding concepts of money, following modelling, sensitivity ( hypo- or hypersensitive), sitting still, compliance