DSES – Educator Session – Down Syndrome 101 for Educators
September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Speaker – Amy Allison, Executive Director Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
Place – UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231
Down Syndrome 101 for Educators
In this presentation, Amy Allison will discuss the unique learning styles of individuals with Down syndrome along with specific traits that may help you improve the learning environment and interaction with individuals with Down syndrome in your community. This presentation will demonstrate how your school and district can maximize your interactions, instruction and understanding of students so that everyone succeeds. By having an overall better understanding of Down syndrome, you will be able to help your students reach their full potential and help others in your school / classroom benefit from this experience.
DS 101 for Educators will cover the following topics:
· Common medical issues related to Down syndrome
· Communication issues and strategies for success
· How to improve social skills
· Processing time and memory issues
· Benefits of inclusive education
· Environmental issues which can hamper success
· Ways to adapt the curriculum
· Peer presentations to increase friendships
· Behavior intervention strategies
· Preferred teaching methods
Don’t miss this chance to gain a better understanding of how the diagnosis of Down syndrome affects learning and how you can best support your student. Time will be allotted to answer attendee questions.
*Registration closes Monday, September 17th at 10am. Please email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you miss the deadline and would like to attend.
**Childcare is not provided. With the exception of infants, we request that you refrain from bringing children to this event.