How I Like to Learn
The purpose of this project is to create an optimised learning environment for students with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in secondary school. For Batman, the 1st year student I’m working with, FASD impedes his memory, literacy and numeracy skills, amongst other things. I’m working with Batman and his pastoral support teacher, Jessica, to implement a navigation system which is accessible to him.
The system utilises Batman’s strengths with colour and visuals, enabling him to confidently and independently navigate his new school. This is something he was previously unable to do using the traditional school timetable. Following the success of the navigation system, the project has progressed further. We are now looking at how more students with additional support needs may be involved in future improvements of the education system, through sharing their experiences in the same way that Batman was able to share his.