Down Syndrome News and Update 1(1)

The social development of children in special schools

Denise Dew-Hughes

A summary report of a research project investigating the social development of children with severe learning difficulties in special schools as compared with those in mainstream schools.

Dew-Hughes, D. (1998) The social development of children in special schools. Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(1), 16-19.

Including children with Down syndrome (Part 1)

Sue Buckley, and Gillian Bird

This article provides guidelines to good practice in developing the inclusive school, considering the importance of the role of the Headteacher and managers in developing school philosophy, values and culture, school organisation, staff training and the management of resources. We then consider the role of the teacher in developing inclusive classrooms and finally the role of all the pupils in developing peer support.

Buckley, S, and Bird, G. (1998) Including children with Down syndrome (Part 1). Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(1), 5-13.

Conference Report: The National Down Syndrome Society's 11th International Down Syndrome Research Conference on Cognition and Behaviour (Florida, November 1997)

Sue Buckley

A report on The National Down Syndrome Society's 11th International Down Syndrome Research Conference on Cognition and Behaviour in Florida in November 1997, focusing on infancy, speech and language, early communication and later social skills, reading and language, short-term memory, adolescence and early adulthood, adult mental health, issues for older adults and medical/genetic research.

Buckley, S. (1998) Conference Report: The National Down Syndrome Society's 11th International Down Syndrome Research Conference on Cognition and Behaviour (Florida, November 1997). Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(1), 37-40.

Bilingual children with Down syndrome

Sue Buckley

Brief comments about questions concerning bilingualism and individuals with Down syndrome.

Buckley, S. (1998) Bilingual children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 1(1), 29-30.