The following tools can be used at home, at school, and in the community. Not all tools and strategies will work the same way for each child. What works today may not work tomorrow. Keep trying different tools and strategies until you find what works for your child.
- All About Me - This tool can be filled out and personalized for your child. It is meant to explain your child's strengths, needs, and difficulties related to his or her diagnosis of FASD, as well as strategies that can help those working with your child. All About Me can then be printed out and given to anyone helping your child perform at his or her best: family members, teachers, EA's, sports coaches, etc.
- Emotions Vocabulary Chart - This can be used to help your child practice identifying and labelling their feelings, which is often difficult for children with FASD.
- Identity Information Cards - These cards can be printed, cut out, filled out, and carried by your and your child at all times to help identify your child's FASD to others.
- My Sibling Has a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Can I Catch It? - An informational booklet for siblings of children with FASD who may have difficulty understanding the the diagnosis and its impacts.
- Picture Cards/Visual Schedules - These tools by Do2Learn can help to structure your child's activities and routines, as well as help them communicate.
- Baby Steps: Caring for Babies with Prenatal Substance Exposure: This booklet is a resource for parents and caregivers of babies who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or other drugs.
- FASD: A Guide to Awareness and Understanding by the FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan. The intention of this guide is to provide basic information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for a variety of readers including parents, caregivers, family members, professionals, students, frontline workers and members of the general public.
- Let's Talk FASD- A downloadable resource created by VON
- Eight Magic Keys-Developing Successful Interventions for Students with FASD
- Caregiver Cirriculum on FASD: Special Topic- Grief and Loss Credit to: Badry,D., Hickey,J. & the Tri Province FASD Research Team(2014).Caregiver Curriculum on FASD. Online: fasdchildwelfare.ca; Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba & Children’s Aid Society of Toronto--‐Child Welfare Institute. Funder: Public Health Agency of Canada.
Children with differing abilities may develop earlier or later. Although no two children will develop the same way, they will still progress through the different stages. Each child also has their own learning needs. Keep talking with your child about your values around sexual health as they grow and develop into adulthood. Learning about the development that happens at different ages will help you to understand where your child is in their development.