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Cognition

Definition

How we learn, remember, problem solve, pay attention

How might the person with FASD be affected

Difficulty understanding concepts

Difficulty learning new skills or facts

Difficulty remembering what was previously learned

Tips for managing these difficulties

Check the tips in the language, memory, and attention sections

Break requests or instructions into small pieces of information

What is first, what you need to do next

Use visual aids e.g. photos, cartoons

When assisting a person with FASD you need to be organised to help the activity/lesson go as smoothly as possible

RETURN TO: Common difficulties and tips

Page last updated 10 October 2019