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DSES – Educator Session – Down Syndrome 101 for Educators

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands
The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child.

Speaker – Amy Allison, Executive Director Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

Place – UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231

CLICK HERE FOR EDUCATOR / THERAPIST REGISTRATION

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 janke@dsamidlands.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.

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://dsamidlandsorg.presencehost.net/events/event/2018/09/18/dses-educator-session-ds-101/186660

Venue

Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Phone:
402-554-6000
Website:
unomaha.edu

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