#education21 - how educational research is helping children with Down syndrome today

Educational research improves the lives of people with Down syndrome. It provides the foundation for effective support, therapy and teaching for children around the world.

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Over the 21 weeks to World Down Syndrome Day 2015 we have highlighted 21 examples of how educational research helps and why it matters.


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21 examples of how educational research helps and why it matters...

#21. Play provides important foundations for social competence

#20. Executive functions influence most daily activities

#19. Motor development matters for cognition, language and social development

#18. Hearing loss is common and impacts speech and language development

#17. People with Down syndrome may see the world differently

#16. Sleep problems are common and impact learning, development, health and family life

#15. The intensity of interventions matters - but how much?

#14. Training attention skills may improve later learning outcomes

#13. Behavioral approaches in early intervention

#12. Different early interventions have different outcomes: Responsive Teaching

#11. Children with Down syndrome can be as motivated as other children

#10. Autism in Down syndrome is not typical autism

#9. Learning about numbers is difficult

#8. Developing clear speech is a particular challenge

#7. Social strengths offer advantages, but not always

#6. Inclusive education can provide better language and academic outcomes

#5. Not global delay, but a profile of strengths and weaknesses

#4. Learning to talk is a particular challenge

#3. Reading can be a strength and support learning and language

#2. Verbal short term memory presents specific difficulties

#1. Signing improves early vocabulary learning and communication

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