Down Syndrome News and Update 3(2)

Teaching children with Down syndrome to play the piano

Rosie Cross

How can music teachers differentiate their methods for children with Down syndrome? One teacher explains her success and how she encouraged others to take up the challenge.

Cross, R. (2003) Teaching children with Down syndrome to play the piano. Down Syndrome News and Update, 3(2), 43-44.

Taking a longer wider view...

Jill O’Connor

The value of parent associations - reflections on 22 years of achievements. This paper is a transcript of the address I gave as guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of DSA NSW on 25th August 2002 and is reprinted from DSA NSW Newsletter, Spring 2002. The thoughts are not original - they have arisen from many casual, and some very personal, discussions between families and staff over a long period, and they merit explicit acknowledgement in a more formal forum.

O’Connor, J. (2003) Taking a longer wider view.... Down Syndrome News and Update, 3(2), 49-52.

The significance of hearing loss for children with Down syndrome

Sue Buckley

The significance of hearing loss for children with Down syndrome. Is hearing loss a neglected issue? Is it always properly detected and treated?

Buckley, S. (2003) The significance of hearing loss for children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 3(2), 37-37.

Individuals with Down syndrome can also give a presentation!

Erik de Graaf, and Marian de Graaf

Erik and Marian de Graaf describe how they worked with their son David to help him develop his public speaking skills in Dutch and in English

de Graaf, E, and de Graaf, M. (2003) Individuals with Down syndrome can also give a presentation!. Down Syndrome News and Update, 3(2), 46-48.

Hearing disorders in children with Down syndrome

Ben Sacks, and Amanda Wood

People with Down syndrome tend to have a significantly higher incidence of hearing problems than other groups. This article examines some of the causes and treatments of hearing loss and outlines the assessment process.

Sacks, B, and Wood, A. (2003) Hearing disorders in children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 3(2), 38-41.

See and Learn Phrases 2 teaches two-keyword phrases illustrated in themed books using early vocabulary and simple matching, selecting and naming activities.

Designed for children with Down syndrome. Available as an app or as a printed kit.

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