This article describes the way in which a group has been set up in Ireland by parents. The group provides support and it aims to specifically promote the children's development through structured activities.
Haig, A. (2002) Setting up a Toddler Group?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 104-105.
Do we set up our own services or try to work in partnership with local providers? This article provides guidelines for establishing local services and introduces the two following articles by parents describing how they have set up early years intervention groups.
Buckley, S. (2002) Services and self-help groups - how do we ensure that everyone gets the help that they need?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 103-103.
Is research any better than 'common sense'? This article provides a summary of the importance of research, and an introduction to, and overview of, the three following articles drawing on recent research into Down syndrome.
Buckley, S. (2002) Research studies - what can they tell us?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 89-89.
Sue Buckley, and Gillian Bird
Mosaic Down syndrome is rare and families feel lost when they receive this diagnosis - often weeks or months after the child's birth. A new association (the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association) will lead to progress.
Buckley, S, and Bird, G. (2002) What do we know about the needs of children with Mosaic Down syndrome and their families?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 97-99.
A letter from 15 year old Stuart Campbell, who tells us about his hobbies, his role as 'best man' at his brother's wedding, and his recent exam results.
Campbell, S. (2002) A letter from Stuart. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 109-109.
Does learning a second language affect progress in a first language? Some new evidence is beginning to indicate that children with Down syndrome can pick up a second language like other children, with no negative effect on their first language.
Buckley, S. (2002) Can children with Down syndrome learn more than one language?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 100-102.
Sue Buckley, Gillian Bird, Ben Sacks, and Tamsin Archer
Part 2: What do we know about the progress of teenagers with Down syndrome, their daily lives and their needs? Part 1 of this article was published in Down Syndrome News and Update Volume 2 Issue 2.
Buckley, S, Bird, G, Sacks, B, and Archer, T. (2002) The achievements of teenagers with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 2(3), 90-96.