Authors: Regina Community Clinic
This document is part of a literacy kit for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a permanent brain injury that occurs while the fetus is developing during pregnancy. People with FASD have problems processing information and may struggle to understand what they hear and read.
In this unit, the objectives are for learners to be able to recognize and read sight words and to be able to read and spell basic one-syllable words. Specific topics include subject and verb; description words; non-action verbs; commands; context clues; using the dictionary; word games to develop memory; and filling out forms.
Because the unit is aimed at people with very low literacy skills, there are no student handouts or formal assignments. Teachers are encouraged to try different approaches to help students learn the material.