Inquiry on Down Syndrome

In EDUC 409 – Specialization for Inclusive Education, I was required to do an inquiry project on a disability or disorder that we may encounter in our classroom.  I chose to learn more about Down syndrome because I had worked with a few students with Down syndrome when I was an educational assistant; however, I felt I had a lot to learn about the challenges that these students face.

I started with a visit to The PREP Program, a Calgary based organization who supports families from birth to 18 years of age. They publish an excellent resource, Effective Teaching Strategies for Successful Inclusion: A Focus on Down Syndrome, that can be purchased from their website.

Our assignment involved creating a “living case” of the student so that we could use develop an IPP (Individual Program Plan) for supporting the student in our classroom.  We also had to create a brochure with effective classroom strategies.

EDUC 409 – Living Case Teacher’s Perspective

EDUC 409 – IPP Assignment

EDUC 409 – Case Study on Down Syndrome


About Barb English

I am a curious soul and lifelong learner who is currently employed as a teacher in a Special Education classroom with the Calgary Board of Education.
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