Health

One of our speakers at our Peer Project this year was Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, which helps kids with mild to moderate social difficulties overcome their challenges and navigate social situations. We love her book, written for kids – provides 10 steps for each of 50 common social challenges kids are likely to encounter.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

It is well established that hearing loss is common among children with Down syndrome, although the reports of the prevalence and the extent of these difficulties vary. Hearing problems make it more difficult to learn spoken language and develop clear speech. Despite the importance of hearing for development, there is a lack of research and consensus on the most effective treatment options.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Research suggests that all children with Down syndrome experience impaired vision to varying degrees. Early detection, treatment and effective support are vital to minimize the impact of poor eyesight on development and learning. Teachers and parents should be aware of adaptations that can help children with Down syndrome see more clearly.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Sleep is important for development and learning, behaviour and general health. Research suggests that sleep problems are common among young people with Down syndrome and are likely linked to cognitive difficulties and behaviour problems. Further research is needed to evaluate treatments and potential therapies.

Read more at: www.dseinternational.org/en-us/education21/16/

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