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Posted by Robin on June 03, 2000 at 22:26:48:

In Reply to: Teacher needs Advice posted by Cindy on May 31, 2000 at 04:16:54:

: Hello, My sister and I are coming to the parents with Down Syndrome for advice. My sister is a first grade teacher with no prior special ed experience, but guess what she is going to have a child with Downs in her classroom. Please give any advice you can on where she can find material to read, what parents with Downs children want their children to experience in school, and any other advice you would like to share. We need your help!!!! We only have three monthes to plan for next year and we want to make next year a great school year for every student in her classroom. Thanks Cindy
Hi Cindy, You and your sister must be terrific people to care enough to want to know more about Down Syndrome and what we as parents want and what our children need. My son is just leaving the first grade and heading to second. What did he need ? He needed to blend in so that if you walked into a room, he wouldn't be the first child noticed. He was slower then the other children but he still needed to be given a chance at his turn, even if you needed to modify the work or question or whatever the task at hand. The other children in the room were so wonderful at helping and being little aides! Also there is

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