Challenges

Sensory – Overstimulation – Shut Down

Me finds the classroom environment too noisy, too busy, and cluttered, he reacts by shutting-down. Me is overwhelmed by all of the sensory stimulation.

While viewing a “Challenge”, consider the following questions:

  1. What is happening in this scene?
  2. What is expected of Me?
  3. Using your knowledge of FASD, which brain domains/functions are experiencing challenge?
  4. What is a common interpretation (explanation) of Me’s behaviour?
  5. What are Me’s strengths that can be built on?
  6. What accommodations or strategies could create a better fit for Me, or What did Me need from others?

Focus and Attention

Executive Functioning

Sensory

Living and Social Skills

Thinking, Reasoning and Communication

Memory

Academic Skills