Must try harder. Doesn’t follow directions. Loses interest. Needs constant support.
According to parents, these phrases are common feedback to learners with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
A recent report in The Lancet stresses that that these gaps are not set in stone, and it says that there is growing evidence about what can help – early intervention.
It’s a tough one to write about. We have a Hogarthian image bias to thinking this only affects children from extreme circumstances, a world of drug addiction and poverty. Such stigma is perhaps why FAS is more commonly acknowledged with young ...