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2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Down's Syndrome

ISBN 9781138914858
Published August 25, 2015 by David Fulton Publishers
116 Pages

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Book Description

This practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for supporting children and young people with Down’s Syndrome. Fully updated with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this text describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with Down’s Syndrome and helps practitioners to understand their diverse needs.

The wide-ranging chapters explore a variety of topics, including:

    • Defining the profile of a pupil with Down’s Syndrome
    • Guidelines for working with pupils
    • Addressing behaviour issues
    • The use of ICT
    • Home/school liason
    • Assessment

    It provides guidance and practical strategies for SENCOs, teachers and other professionals and parents, helping them to feel more confident, and be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. It also provides materials for in-house training sessions, and features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword  Section 1: Introduction: What is inclusion?  1. Inclusion in education  2. The Legislation  3. Including the pupil with Down’s syndrome  4. The specific learning profile for Down’s syndrome  Section 2: Including the Pupil with Down’s Syndrome  5. Characteristics  6. Possible medical problems  7. Supporting pupils with Down’s syndrome  8. Classroom practice  9. Differentiation  10. Visual impairment  11. Hearing impairment  12. Transition from primary to secondary school  Section 3: Use of Support Staff for the pupil with Down’s syndrome  13. Adult support for the pupil  14. Support staff: effective deployment  15. Support staff: roles and responsibilities  16. Support staff: guidelines for working with pupils  Section 4: Specific Issues in Teaching and Learning for the pupil with Down’s syndrome  17. Developing speech and language  18. Addressing behaviour issues  19. Developing memory  20. Developing mathematical skills  21. Developing reading skills  22. Developing independent writing  23. Teaching spelling  24. Fine and gross motor skills  25. The use of ICT  Section 5: Developing Social Inclusion for the pupil with Down’s syndrome  26. Independence skills  27. Developing self-help skills  28. Developing self-esteem  29. Supporting peers to include pupils with Down’s syndrome  30. Promoting peer-group relationships  31. Pupil’s views  32. Home/school liaison  33. The emotional aspects of life with a child Down’s syndrome  34. Siblings of the child with Down’s syndrome  Section 6: Assessment and planning  35. Assessment  36. Pupil profiles and learning plans/IEP’s  Section 7: Continuing Professional Development  37. Planning for Continuing Professional Development  Section 8: Resources and useful contacts  Resources  Useful contacts  Appendix 1: Issues for consideration  Appendix 2: Some professionals who may be involved with the pupil  Appendix 3: Small steps approach to recording progress in reading  Appendix 4: Small steps approach to recording progress in scissor skills

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    Lisa Bentley -Educational Consultant, Downright Special Education, UK
    Ruth Dance - Educational Psychologist, Hull Learning Services, UK
    Elizabeth Morling - Series Editor, SEN Consultant and former Head of the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK