Down Syndrome News and Update 1(1)
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.
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.
Conference Report: The National Down Syndrome Society's 11th International Down Syndrome Research Conference on Cognition and Behaviour (Florida, November 1997)
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.
Brief comments about questions concerning bilingualism and individuals with Down syndrome.