It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Message Board
THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. TO SEE OUR ACTIVE MESSAGE BOARDS, PLEASE GO HERE





Message
Posted by Kristen White on August 28, 2000 at 08:00:58:

In Reply to: Not Downs, forget the S posted by Kelsey on August 28, 2000 at 00:47:25:

: : : : I am a first grade teacher and I will be working with a student this year who has limited verbal abilities and is diagnosed as having downs syndrome. I am looking for resources or ideas to best educate this student. Thank you!
: : : Hi, I Have workedwith a little girl with Downs in 4th and 5th grade - I am her teaching assistant and stay with her all day. Will you have a teaching assistant? Each child varies with learning ability. I try to take the 3 main points of a lesson and concentrate on them. A lot of time is sent on behavior and keeping focus.This has been a rewarding two year. Especially when she graduated from 5th grade.

: : I hope to help educate people as to the use of "downs" syndrome. The correct pronounceation is "down" syndrome. This is a common mistake but there is no s at the end of down. I may be a little picky but as a teacher I'm sure you understand the importance of grammar. My precious Down syndrome granddaughter is 2 and the light of our family.
: Thank you very much, Bev, for clearing that up for me. I am 15 years old and am planning to swim the English Channel on a relay team with a down syndrom woman. My biology teacher taught me that it was pronounced "Down's Syndrom." Yet I couldn't figure out why I'd seen it written with and without the "s" at the end. Thank you for clearing that up. I appeciate your pickyness.

While we are being picky, which I think is important--please, when referring to people with Down Syndrome, don't use the expression Down Syndrome child/girl/boy----we would not use the expression 'broken leg child',remember they are people first and should be referred to as 'a child/adult/person/boy/girl with Down Syndrome' to acknowledge this fact. As a parent of a nine year old boy with DS, I personally cringe when I hear him referred to as a DS boy. Thankyou.

Follow Ups

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:51 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!