Intellectual Development And Down Syndrome

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A person with Down syndrome may need a little extra help to learn things, or require teaching methods different from someone without it.

All people with Down syndrome learn, develop and achieve. People with Down syndrome have developmental differences that affect their learning style. It is important to identify the best methods of teaching each child. Ideally, through early intervention programs, this begins soon after birth.

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has several Down syndrome resources for teachers and schools to enable them to provide the best possible education for children with Down syndrome and their peers.

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