Down Syndrome News and Update 4(1)

An update on Sam and the progress he has made in numeracy using Numicon

Wendy Uttley

Wendy describes how she imaginatively overcame her son Sam’s difficulties with the count word sequence using home-made materials.

Uttley, W. (2004) An update on Sam and the progress he has made in numeracy using Numicon. Down Syndrome News and Update, 4(1), 15-16.

Supporting learning and development with ICT

Amanda Wood

This article identifies a number of reasons why ICT may be a particularly important tool for supporting the learning needs of children with Down syndrome and examines a variety of ways in which ICT can be integrated into teaching situations at home and at school.

Wood, A. (2004) Supporting learning and development with ICT. Down Syndrome News and Update, 4(1), 2-10.

Number fun? You can count on it!

Emma Saunders

Emma explains how she devised a range of fun-packed, differentiated numeracy activities for seven-year old Richard. She also describes how she extended some of the activities that she began using as part of the Numicon project with Dr Joanna Nye.

Saunders, E. (2004) Number fun? You can count on it!. Down Syndrome News and Update, 4(1), 11-14.

Mathematical targets and personal autonomy

Anna Contardi, Michele Pertichino, and Brunetto Piochi

This article explains how mathematical skills can foster independence for daily living and how we should always have high expectations for children with Down syndrome.

Contardi, A, Pertichino, M, and Piochi, B. (2004) Mathematical targets and personal autonomy. Down Syndrome News and Update, 4(1), 17-21.

Creative approaches to teaching and to differentiation

Sue Buckley

How do we create effective learning opportunities for children with Down syndrome?

Buckley, S. (2004) Creative approaches to teaching and to differentiation. Down Syndrome News and Update, 4(1), 1-1.