We are pleased to share that we have entered into a collaboration with the the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) which will allow for the expansion of Learning Program Boston to MDSC’s location in Burlington, MA! Registration is now closed for our 2020-2021 year but registration for LP Online™ is rolling and always open. Hosted by our affiliate-partner, Down Syndrome Foundation, (Orange County, CA). LP Online™ is an online learning community that complements our onsite Learning Program™ sessions. Please see below for more about Learning Program Boston and LP Online™.
The Learning Program Boston (LPB) is an educational program committed to helping students with Down syndrome succeed. An affiliate-partner of the Learning Program™, a nationally-recognized model for parent-focused intervention developed by the Down Syndrome Foundation (Orange County, CA) this program is grounded on evidence-based approaches to teaching students with Down syndrome established by world-recognized leaders in cognitive research. Our program serves as a platform for sharing instructional strategies, resources and activities to improve academic outcomes for students with Down syndrome, equipping families with the knowledge and tools to work effectively at home and at school.
For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, we have pivoted to an adaptable hybrid program and will be offering programs for families with children and youth between the ages 3 to 12. We utilize a three-pronged approach to teach, mentor and coach, and our programs consist of a mix of parent-only and parent-student learning sessions.
- Teaching: Academic Workshops for parents and caregivers feature developmentally appropriate instructional topics that build upon each other sequentially.
- Mentoring: Our Seminar Series help parents and caregivers create a positive educational environment at home and develop a collaborative working relationship with their school team.
- Coaching: Parent-student coaching sessions provide hands-on instructional modeling to help parents & caregivers work directly with their student. These include Curriculum Days, focusing on academic activities and Adventure Days, designed to support the development of certain skills in community settings.
Click here for more information about our 2020-21 schedule.
For Families in New England
Learning Program Boston is geared towards families of students is Grades PK-6. Our program targets the development of foundational skills in reading, writing and math. Our parent-only learning sessions consists of leveled academic workshops for parents and caregivers. These adult-only classes take place on a Saturday morning from September through June. Coupled on the same morning is our seminar series which covers topics appropriate for all developmental levels. Our parent-student sessions include Curriculum Days and Adventure Days. Parents attend these sessions with their child for hands-on coaching with our educators. Curriculum Days are academically focused while Adventure Days apply these skills within community settings.
For families seeking additional assistance, we offer individual or small group tutoring based on the guiding principles of the program. We also work with special education parent-groups to share instructional strategies and best practices for instructing and including students with Down syndrome.
For more information about any of our classes, tutoring options or additional educational support for families please contact us. Click here for a printable brochure on programs and services we have available for families.
For Families Outside New England
For families unable to attend our classes in Boston, please check here to find a Learning Program in your area. We currently have affiliate partners in over 20 locations nationally and internationally.
Alternative Online Option
LP Online™ is an online educational community, hosted by our affiliate partner, the Down Syndrome Foundation (Orange County, CA) that utilizes webinars to replicate the parent workshop portion of our face-to-face onsite program. Participants join live workshop sessions in real time or can access recorded sessions later at their convenience. LP Online™ extends the Learning Program to families who do not have an affiliate partner in close geographic proximity and/or who are unable to enroll in their local Learning Program due to conflicts or extended wait lists. LP Online™ serves families from all around the world, and provides an opportunity for participants to engage with an extended Down syndrome community on educational best practices.
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