Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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Woodbine House, 2001 - Education - 339 pages
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This book emphasises the crucial role teachers and speech-language pathologists play. It explains how to make adaptations to curriculum, verbal instruction, classroom routines, and written assignments. The book discusses ways to enhance social communication between children with Down syndrome and other students during class, lunch, and recess. Also covered is the use of augmentative communication methods for children with Down syndrome who are non-verbal or rarely use speech. As an added bonus, there are numerous forms and checklists for parents such as an IEP planner, home-school communication tips, samples of visual prompts, graphic organisers, and worksheet adaptations. Overall, this guide offers parents an in-depth overview of their child's language skills in school, while providing teachers and SLPs with useful ideas and adaptations that will help them meet the communication needs of their students with Down syndrome.

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An Overview of Language Needs in Schools
The Communication Team
Evaluation and Eligibility for SpeechLanguage Services

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