See and Learn First Counting is designed to help parents and educators teach number words, numerals and counting from 1 to 10.

Designed for children with Down syndrome.

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Down Syndrome News and Update 1(4)

Meeting the educational needs of pupils with Down syndrome in mainstream secondary schools

Gillian Bird, and Sue Buckley

This article provides information and advice to secondary schools that are including a pupil with Down syndrome. The advice is based on our experience of observing and supporting individuals in secondary schools that are including pupils with Down syndrome in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. It informs secondary schools that have not yet included a pupil with significant learning or language difficulties that the key to success is through developing systems and procedures for meeting the wide range of individual educational needs of all young people. The article emphasises the importance of developing opportunities for: (1) personal and social development, (2) teaching, differentiation and support for learning, and (3) training for staff on all issues related to disability awareness, inclusion and expectations for people with learning and language disabilities, including Down syndrome.

Bird, G, and Buckley, S. (1999) Meeting the educational needs of pupils with Down syndrome in mainstream secondary schools. Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(4), 159-174.

Making inclusion work for children with Down syndrome

Stephanie Lorenz

This article reports the findings from a survey of over 400 families, investigating their experiences of inclusive education in the United Kingdom. The findings indicate considerable variation in provision between different Local Education Authorities across the UK. The article details indications of good practice and appropriate provision as found in the survey results.

Lorenz, S. (1999) Making inclusion work for children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(4), 175-180.

A photograph of a child with Down syndrome

See and Learn Language and Reading is a structured teaching programme that is designed to teach children with Down syndrome to talk and to read. The programme is evidence-based and easy to use at home and at school.

Designed for children with Down syndrome. Available as apps or printed kits.

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