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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Prof Sue Buckley on learning resources

Prof Sue Buckley was one of the keynote speakers from Down Syndrome Education International (DSE) at the Australian Down Syndrome Conference in Adelaide in August. Since the 1970s, UK-based DSE (previously known as the Sarah Duffen Centre), has been at the leading edge of the study of learning in children with Down syndrome, with an international reputation for the quality of its research and practice with both families and professionals. 

In this blog post, published yesterday in the UK, Sue explains how their latest resources build on previous and recent work, using the latest technology, and how both families and professionals can use them most effectively:

Why we are developing the See and Learn programs
Prof Sue Buckley, See and Learn (blogs), 9th September 2015
As we continue to release new See and Learn teaching programs as apps and kits – most recently with the release of the first step in See and Learn Numbers, I wanted to share some of the reasons why we are developing these resources and what we hope they will offer children with Down syndrome.
For many years, we have drawn on a growing body of research investigating the learning difficulties experienced by children with Down syndrome to inform better education. We published a book and a video based on some of our earliest research in 1986. Ever since then, we have worked to bring evidence-based advice to parents and to teachers through our services, publications and our training ...

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