The school year is just beginning for many children! Now is the time to prepare to start your child out on the right foot. But what resources can you share with your child’s teacher?
Consider sharing these:
- Person First Language – https://www.edutopia.org/article/getting-started-person-first-language
- Send your child’s teacher helpful information about your child, like a one page “cheat sheet” or a Get to Know Me booklet. Encourage them to share this information with all adults who will be working with your child. Make your own Getting To Know Me booklet like this one: https://downsyndromeindiana.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/getting-to-know-me.pdf. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Word version!
- Frequently Asked Questions about Down syndrome: http://www.dsindiana.org/faq.php
- Ten Things Teachers Should Know About Down Syndrome: http://www.gillianmarchenko.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/10-things-teachers-should-know-about-Down-syndrome-1.pdf
- Down Syndrome Specific Curriculum Supports: https://www.kcdsg.org/files/content/Ds%20Specific%20Curriculum%20Supports%20April%202014%20Presentation.pdf
- Including Students with Down Syndrome with their Typical Peers: https://www.kcdsg.org/files/content/Educating%20Students%20with%20Down%20Syndrome%20With%20Their%20Typical%20Peers.pdf
- Paula Kluth – Towards Inclusive Classrooms and Communities: https://www.paulakluth.com/
- Inclusive Schooling: https://www.inclusiveschooling.com/articles/
- A New Paraprofessional Job Description: http://www.brookespublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Causton-Paraprofessional-Poster.pdf
- An Inclusive Educators Job Description: http://archive.brookespublishing.com/content/Causton-educator-job-description.pdf