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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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T: 9841 444

Thursday, 13 September 2012

New resources: online video, books, learning materials

Navigating a Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome - the 4th September Allen Crocker Speaker Series talk for families is now available as an online video.  The speakers are Linda Zaccagnini, RN, MSN, NNP of the Advanced Fetal Care Center at Boston Children's Hospital and Lori Dobson, MS, CGC of Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Presentation topics for the rest of 2012 are listed here, and include:
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Celiac disease and Down syndrome
  • Your new baby is here: what you should know
  • infantile spasms and seizures in children with Down syndrome
 Links to video of previous events in this excellent series are  available online here.

Discovery at paradise Island, an e-book by Sharon Boyce, has been recommended as a disability awareness resource:
The fun and discovery starts as soon as Alexandria and Sarah arrive at Paradise Island. What would usually be a relaxing holiday on a tropical island turns into an exciting adventure. Sarah thinks because Alexandria's mum is in a wheelchair their holiday will be quite boring. How wrong is she?

Special Numbers (App)

Special Numbers contains a set of activities to help develop early number skills, including counting, matching, ordering, comparing and selecting. It was designed in collaboration with parents, children, teachers and educational psychologists, and with reference to research into how children acquire mathematics skills. It ... includes some pictures from the See and Learn Language and Reading resources published by Down Syndrome Education International. These will be familiar to children who have used the paper-based See and Learn activities, or our Special Words app (which also uses these pictures).

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