Down Syndrome News and Update 5(1)

Why me?

Shelley Ducarreaux

How post-natal depression affected family life in the early days

Ducarreaux, S. (2005) Why me?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 25-26.

An update on the developments of the Down Syndrome Support Group Bradford

Wendy Uttley

Development of a parent-run service in the north of England

Uttley, W. (2005) An update on the developments of the Down Syndrome Support Group Bradford. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 20-22.

How do we support families effectively in the first year?

Sue Buckley

What can parents, associations and practitioners do to get early support right?

Buckley, S. (2005) How do we support families effectively in the first year?. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 1-1.

Psychological support provided to families of young children with Down syndrome

Pauline Zhiyanova

In this article we are presenting an outline of the experience of the Moscow Downside Up Early Intervention Centre and our focus in our early support service.

Zhiyanova, P. (2005) Psychological support provided to families of young children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 17-19.

Nick, Ben and bikes

Jean Johnson

Jean describes a project in Brighton that has developed her grandson’s motor skills and his confidence

Johnson, J. (2005) Nick, Ben and bikes. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 27-27.

Learning through doing

Joan Medlen

Joan’s son Andy has Down syndrome and autism. She explains in this article how she uses practical experiences, such as making bread together, supported with matching, selecting and naming activities, to teach new vocabulary.

Medlen, J. (2005) Learning through doing. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 14-16.

Fast train .................. Slow train

Sal Hamlyn

Sal tells the moving story of how having a child with Down syndrome has enriched her and her husband’s lives by encouraging them to relish each moment rather than constantly looking to the next

Hamlyn, S. (2005) Fast train .................. Slow train. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 23-24.

Evaluating the Numicon system as a tool for teaching number skills to children with Down syndrome

Joanna Nye, Sue Buckley, and Gillian Bird

Does Numicon help children with Down syndrome to learn about numbers and to and calculate? Do some benefit more than others? Does it need adapting?

Nye, J, Buckley, S, and Bird, G. (2005) Evaluating the Numicon system as a tool for teaching number skills to children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome News and Update, 5(1), 2-13.

A photograph of a child with Down syndrome

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