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From BRIGHT | Innovation in Education

My four-year-old deserves a chance at a diploma and full life. So does every other child with special needs.

I sit in the elementary school conference room with my cornucopia of snacks and a throbbing headache. I recognize faces. I know their names and their role in our lives. But I don’t know what they believe a child with Down syndrome — like my son Charlie — is worth.

I want to trust them, but I am forever wary. The initiation mantra for every mother of a child with a disability rings in my ears: “No one will advocate for your child like you will. No one.”

Read more at: https://medium.com/bright/my-son-belongs-in-your-child-s-class-5eccebd8162c

 

From Down Syndrome Education International

Research is beginning to explore the development of executive function in children with Down syndrome. This skill underpins many aspects of cognition and learning. Further research is needed to explore if early interventions targeting executive function can improve outcomes.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Children with Down syndrome develop motor skills more slowly than many other children. A number of studies have explored their motor development, and a few have begun to evaluate specific physical therapies. It is increasingly recognised that motor skills effect cognitive development. More research is needed to develop and explore effective interventions to improve motor and cognitive development for children with Down syndrome.

Read more at: www.dseinternational.org/en-us/education21/19/

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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.

Read more at: www.dseinternational.org/en-us/education21/18/

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