ISBN: 9781900146104




Strategies for Teachers to Respond Actively to the Needs of Children with Down Syndrome

This comprehensive and informative book has been developed by the Department of Special Education at Mary Immaculate College in collaboration with the Special Education Support Service. Drawing on current research and on the experiences of teachers working in both mainstream and special schools, it provides a wealth of practical strategies and suggestions that can be used to enhance teaching and learning for children with Down syndrome and children with general learning disabilities in primary schools and special schools.

As the emphasis is on instructional practices that are responsive to the needs of visual learners, this book will be of interest to primary teachers – already familiar with the primary curriculum – who are teaching a wide range of children with special educational needs. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Evidence-based strategies and differentiation
  • Enabling Inclusion in the Early Years
  • Developing Speech, Language and Communication Skills
  • Facilitating Literacy
  • Development and Learning
  • Teaching Number Skills and Social
  • Mathematics
  • Using ICT to Support Learning
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviour
  • Supporting Transition to Post-primary School.

Developed and Published by the Curriculum Development Unit in Mary Immaculate College

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