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From Down Syndrome Education International

Behavioral approaches take the view that behaviors are learned and continue to be used because they are rewarding for a child. These approaches can inform early interventions and behavior modification strategies. Research suggests these approaches can be helpful for children with Down syndrome.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Early intervention has been advocated for children with Down syndrome since the 1970s as a means to improving development during the critical early years. Yet, there is a disturbing lack of research assessing the benefits of specific interventions. Some available studies suggest that different interventions can result in substantially different outcomes, indicating that further research is urgently needed.

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From The Boston Globe – Globe South

There is such joy in Lucy. I don’t always see it. Sometimes I’m too focused on improving her, reminding her to stand up straight, to look a person in the eye when she’s saying hello and goodbye, to slow down her words when she talks.

“Can you say that again, Lucy?” “Where are your shoes?” “Did you brush your teeth?” “Do you have your seat belt buckled?” Always on her case but for her own good, right?

Lucy, my first-born grandchild, is 11. I worried so about her when she was born. I still do. She has Down syndrome. There are plenty of reasons for worry.

But I worry about my other grandkids, too. You love someone and you want to protect them. And you can’t. So you worry.

Read more at: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2015/01/18/watching-granddaughter-lucy-singing-stage-and-grateful-for-moment/Sj3YZwjmEPrEzzSeb2GsyI/story.html?event=event25

From wbur.org

Regina Robinson, dean of students at Cambridge College, is the newest member of the Boston School Committee. She explains how her life has changed after…

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/2015/01/14/regina-robinson-boston-school-committee