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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Educating Students with FASD

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There are many lessons we can learn from standing on the shoulders of giants. In this presentation, Dr. Dobson, explores the world of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). She bases this talk on the work of the Winnipeg School division and how lessons learned can be adopted into the Edmonton Public School system. This work was developed by Millar et al, 2017 and comprises the collective wisdom from over 209 years of FASD educational programming. This work will explain the specialized FASD classroom, the need for a paradigm shift and strategies that support a positive school experience for students with FASD.

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Melissa Dobson

Dr. Melissa Dobson has a Ph.D. in biochemistry, is an instructor at NAIT, is a wife and is a mom of three. Melissa has discovered new genes, new bacteria species and now works on discovering her parenting powers. Melissa has worked in laboratories, taught students, chaired various... Read More →