Providing Optimal Services and Supports for Students with Down Syndrome in Educational Settings
Overview: Although every student is unique, students with Down syndrome have many common learning characteristics as well as associated physical and health care needs. This session will examine these common characteristics and explore how to best meet the needs of children and adolescents with Down syndrome in educational settings. Specific strategies such as use of visual supports and self-management practices will be described with a particular focus on how these can be used successfully in by all service providers in the educational setting.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Articulate the common learning characteristics and associated physical and health care needs of students with Down syndrome;
Describe learning strategies (e.g., use of visual supports, self-management) effective for students with Down syndrome;
Identify organizational strategies and tools to facilitate the integration of therapy services into educational programs of students with Down syndrome.
Location: Therapro Showroom 225 Arlington St Framingham, MA 01702