This post was not written about students with Down syndrome, nevertheless Mary Louise Betram's thoughts on the limitations of such terminology will resonate with many parents and teachers - she leaves us in no doubt that it is not useful. It's quite long and detailed, but well worth reading by both parents and teachers, to the very last paragraphs.
Low Functioning? High Functioning? What Are We Really Saying?
Mary Louise Betram, Guest post at Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs, 28th November 2014