Given that individuals with FASD tend to have academic difficulties (studies have found that reading, spelling, and math are common areas of impairment1,2), why not continue academic practice throughout the summer to ease the transition back into school?

“Great Schools” has put together a list of creative activities for practising reading.

For other ideas and resources for academic practice throughout the summer, see Do2Learn’s academic section in our previous post: “A Great Online Resource for Kids with Special Needs”

References:
1.         Streissguth AP, Aase J, Clarren S, Randels SP, LaDue R, Smith DF. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in adolescents and adults. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 1991;265:1961-1967.
2.         Mattson S, Crocker N, Nguyen T. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: neuropsychological and behavioral features. Neuropsychology Review. 2011;21:81-101.

 

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