Cognition

From Down Syndrome Education International

Motivation is important for learning. It is often assumed that children with learning disabilities are less motivated than other children. Recent research suggests this might not be the case: children with Down syndrome can be as motivated as other children at the same stage of mental development.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Most young people with Down syndrome find learning about numbers difficult and only a few acquire the number skills sufficient for everyday life. Research has begun to explore possible reasons for these difficulties but more studies are needed to better inform more effective teaching approaches.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Educational research has identified relative strengths in early social development among children with Down syndrome. These can be advantageous for learning. However, they can also be used to avoid difficult tasks.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Children with Down syndrome do not experience global delay: research has found that different aspects of their development are affected differently by the condition. However, does this mean these outcomes are fixed?

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