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Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome - A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome - A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges Image

Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide, providing parents, mental health professionals, teachers, and caregivers the keys to understanding how to promote mental wellness and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome and You
Down Syndrome and You Image

This booklet contains information about Down Syndrome and has been developed for people with Down Syndrome.

The Guide to Good Health
The Guide to Good Health Image

Drs. Chicoine and McGuire provide families, caregivers, and medical professionals invaluable insight inot what health problems are more common in thier patients, and how medical issues can present uniquely in people with Down syndrome. In a clear, empathetic style, they discuss how to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent problems, and how to recognize health problems early on to ensure appropriate care for the best outcome.

Down's Syndrome & Dementia
Down

This film tells the story of Andrew, who had Down syndrome and dementia.

It powerfully illustrates not just a sister’s dedication to her brother, but also a gold standard of dementia care for someone with Down syndrome.

Guidelines for Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome
Guidelines for Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Image

This publication was produced by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc. Topics covered include rights, physical and medical characteristics, speech, language, behaviour, specific learning difficulties, occupational health and safety, social skills, sexuality and human relationships.

Down Syndrome Issues & Information
Overview - An overview of the development of children with Down syndrome (5-11 years)
Overview - An overview of the development of children with Down syndrome (5-11 years) Image

It is argued that the goals for children with Down syndrome should be age-appropriate and therefore many of the goals should be the same as for other children, although the child with Down syndrome may not achieve quite the same levels of competence in each area. This age period begins with settling into full-time school and it is the start of increasing independence from the family and moving away from the high levels of individual support that preschool children receive, to being able to be part of a group and to cope in the larger social world of the school and community. There is consistent evidence that children with Down syndrome gain significantly from full inclusion in mainstream schools. In particular, they show significant gains in spoken language, reading, writing and arithmetic. These gains will enhance their adult lives – especially the ability to communicate more effectively. However, the special educational needs of the children should be met wherever they are receiving their education and the key needs and appropriate adaptations for teaching and learning are described. Children with Down syndrome will benefit from a partnership between parents, teachers and therapists and specific goals are provided for parents, teachers, speech and language therapists and physical therapists, based on the research into the children’s specific profile of needs and into effective interventions.

Adult Series - Advocacy and adults with Down syndrome
Adult Series - Advocacy and adults with Down syndrome Image

Advocacy by and for adults with Down syndrome is based on the belief that all citizens have the same rights and responsibilities and potential for growth. It is recognised that there is a need to combat the exclusion and discrimination experienced by adults with Down syndrome through enabling them to access their human and legal rights. This publication seeks to define advocacy, explore its origins and describe the various forms of advocacy that are on offer.

Adult Series - Families of Adults with Down syndrome
Adult Series - Families of Adults with Down syndrome Image

This book deals with the issues that face families as their members grow older and the consequent adjustments that families make as they adapt to the changes in the individuals who comprise their family.

Adult Series - Inclusive post secondary (tertiary) education for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities: A promising path to an inclusive life
Adult Series - Inclusive post secondary (tertiary) education for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities: A promising path to an inclusive life Image

This book describes the value of inclusive post-secondary education, the responsiveness of tertiary institutions and the difference this makes to the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. Today, students with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities are being fully included in universities, colleges and technical institutes. They attend regular classes in a wide variety of courses and faculties, make friends, belong to clubs and participate in the informal and formal social life of these tertiary education institutions and go on to be successfully employed. This book describes the value of inclusive post-secondary education, the responsiveness of tertiary institutions and the difference this opportunity has made to the lives of many individuals with Down syndrome.

Adult Series - Drama and the arts for adults with Down syndrome – Benefits, options and resources
Adult Series - Drama and the arts for adults with Down syndrome – Benefits, options and resources Image

This book presents a basic introduction to the value of artistic activity for all people. It presents a brief introduction to different kinds of artistic expression and then focuses on drama and theatre experience.

Adult Series - Spiritual well-being of adults with Down syndrome
Adult Series - Spiritual well-being of adults with Down syndrome Image

Attention to spiritual well-being is as important as care for the emotional, intellectual, physical and social aspects of life. This book is based on the concept of spiritual well-being as an integral, essential part of the everyday life of the whole person; it is not an optional extra, a fairy tale, an academic extra or a nuisance.

Adult Series - Recreation and adults with Down syndrome
Adult Series - Recreation and adults with Down syndrome Image

This book is written to enable the participation of individuals with Down syndrome in recreation activities. It includes information that will help in the planning and implementation of individualised lifestyles. Examples of recreational activities are provided that may contribute to the reader’s resources. Activity analysis is described in detail and includes a sample analysis so that the reader can see how to apply the concepts to a recreational activity.

Adult Series - Community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome
Adult Series - Community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome Image

This book discusses community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome. In many ways it follows on and links to a previous book in this series, Families of adults with Down syndrome. It describes the ways adults have moved from family home to community residential living, and in so doing discusses the development of an independent home life intergrated with the local community. We have provided examples of people, who vary in their ability levels, along with the successes and challenges they have faced. This book provides some suggestions for consideration by parents and professionals. It also looks at the professional training required for frontline personnel, along with the types of behaviours that parents might look for in considering an individual’s placement in the community.

Adult Series - International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome
Adult Series - International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome Image

Cultural influences impact on all our lives and this is no less true for people with Down syndrome. This publication describes various cultural responses to disability, looking at families and individuals with Down syndrome from a cross-cultural perspective and how best they can be supported, and examining the form and functions of service systems that are culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Adult Series - Overview - Life for Adults with Down Syndrome - an overview
Adult Series - Overview - Life for Adults with Down Syndrome - an overview Image

This publication takes a lifespan perspective, and considers how experiences in the past and in the present will impact on choices, opportunities and development in the future. It shows how all aspects of the individual’s life are linked together and that changes in one area may have an effect in another.

Adult Series - Transition to Employment
Adult Series - Transition to Employment Image

This book is concerned with vocational employment of teenagers and adults with Down syndrome. It is paricularly concerned with the transition period from school to work, and looks at the possibilities that are now available in many parts of the world. Importantly it describes the practical steps that are required to encourage success.

Sentences and Grammar Checklists and Record Sheets
Sentences and Grammar Checklists and Record Sheets Image

The checklist should be completed and retained by parents as they will have the most complete knowledge of their child’s communication skills. Some parents will welcome the help of a teacher or speech and language therapist as the checklist is also to be used to plan language teaching activities. The list is intended to be used as a supplement to the speech and language modules in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information Series. The information in these modules should be read before completing this checklist or starting a speech and language programme with your child. This checklist is part of a set of checklists covering all aspects of speech, language and communciation skills. In addition to 3 vocabulaary checklists there are checklists for interactive communication and play, speech sounds, and sentences and grammar. This checklist should be used in conjunction with the other checklists as all aspects of communication skills should always be considered in parallel.

Interactive Communciation and Play Checklists and Reocord Sheets
Interactive Communciation and Play Checklists and Reocord Sheets Image

The checklist should be completed and retained by parents as they will have the most complete knowledge of their child’s communication skills. Some parents will welcome the help of a teacher or speech and language therapist as the checklist is also to be used to plan language teaching activities. The list is intended to be used as a supplement to the speech and language modules in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information Series. The information in these modules should be read before completing this checklist or starting a speech and language programme with your child. This checklist is part of a set of checklists covering all aspects of speech, language and communciation skills. In addition to 3 vocabulaary checklists there are checklists for interactive communication and play, speech sounds, and sentences and grammar. This checklist should be used in conjunction with the other checklists as all aspects of communication skills should always be considered in parallel.

Speech Sounds Checklists and Record Sheets
Speech Sounds Checklists and Record Sheets Image

Children with Down syndrome usually have considerable difficulty with speech sound production and delay in being able to say initial sounds will lead to delay in saying first words. Sound production can be encouraged from the babble stage in the first year of life and speech sounds can be specifically practised from 18 months of age or earlier. Speech sound work is often neglected in therapy programmes in favour of language work, that is, learning to understand words and to communicate. The language work is equally important – speech and language work should be given equal weight at all times. This checklist contains two lists, the 44 single speech sounds (phonemes) that English speaking children master and the more difficult clusters and blends that are used in English. The clusters are often not fully mastered until 6 years of age in typically developing children and later for children with Down syndrome, sometimes not until teenage years. The importance of speech sound work for children with Down syndrome cannot be over-emphasised – research shows that it is effective. At present, the majority of adolescents and adults are difficult to understand because of poor speech clarity and this affects their social lives and opportunities.

Vocabulary Checklists and Record Sheets - Checklist 3 - Third 350 words
Vocabulary Checklists and Record Sheets - Checklist 3 - Third 350 words Image

The words have been chosen based on research studies of the language development of English speaking children. No two children will learn exactly the same set of words but this list provides a guide to a core vocabulary that is common. Complete Checklist 1 (first 124 words) and Checklist 2 (second 340 words) before using this checklist. You will be using them together as children will understand words on this checklist before they can say or sign all the words on the first checklist. The checklist should be completed and retained by parents as they will have the most complete knowledge of their child’s communication skills. Some parents will welcome the help of a home teacher or speech and language therapist as the checklist is also to be used to help to plan language teaching ativities.

120 products«1 of 6»
120 products«1 of 6»
Adults & Adolescents
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome - A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges Image
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome - A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide, providing parents, mental health professionals, teachers, and caregiver... Read More
Down Syndrome and You Image
Down Syndrome and You
This booklet contains information about Down Syndrome and has been developed for people with Down Syndrome.
The Guide to Good Health Image
The Guide to Good Health
Drs. Chicoine and McGuire provide families, caregivers, and medical professionals invaluable insight inot what health problems are more common in thier patie... Read More
Down
Down's Syndrome & Dementia
This film tells the story of Andrew, who had Down syndrome and dementia. It powerfully illustrates not just a sister’s dedication to her brother, bu... Read More
Guidelines for Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Image
Guidelines for Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome
This publication was produced by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc. Topics covered include rights, physical and medical characteristics, speec... Read More
Down Syndrome Issues & Information
Overview - An overview of the development of children with Down syndrome (5-11 years) Image
Overview - An overview of the development of children with Down syndrome (5-11 years)
It is argued that the goals for children with Down syndrome should be age-appropriate and therefore many of the goals should be the same as for other childre... Read More
Adult Series - Advocacy and adults with Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - Advocacy and adults with Down syndrome
Advocacy by and for adults with Down syndrome is based on the belief that all citizens have the same rights and responsibilities and potential for growth. It... Read More
Adult Series - Families of Adults with Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - Families of Adults with Down syndrome
This book deals with the issues that face families as their members grow older and the consequent adjustments that families make as they adapt to the changes... Read More
Adult Series - Inclusive post secondary (tertiary) education for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities: A promising path to an inclusive life Image
Adult Series - Inclusive post secondary (tertiary) education for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities: A promising path to an inclusive life
This book describes the value of inclusive post-secondary education, the responsiveness of tertiary institutions and the difference this makes to the lives o... Read More
Adult Series - Drama and the arts for adults with Down syndrome – Benefits, options and resources Image
Adult Series - Drama and the arts for adults with Down syndrome – Benefits, options and resources
This book presents a basic introduction to the value of artistic activity for all people. It presents a brief introduction to different kinds of artistic exp... Read More
Adult Series - Spiritual well-being of adults with Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - Spiritual well-being of adults with Down syndrome
Attention to spiritual well-being is as important as care for the emotional, intellectual, physical and social aspects of life. This book is based on the con... Read More
Adult Series - Recreation and adults with Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - Recreation and adults with Down syndrome
This book is written to enable the participation of individuals with Down syndrome in recreation activities. It includes information that will help in the pl... Read More
Adult Series - Community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - Community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome
This book discusses community and independent living for adults with Down syndrome. In many ways it follows on and links to a previous book in this series, F... Read More
Adult Series - International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome Image
Adult Series - International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome
Cultural influences impact on all our lives and this is no less true for people with Down syndrome. This publication describes various cultural responses to ... Read More
Adult Series - Overview - Life for Adults with Down Syndrome - an overview Image
Adult Series - Overview - Life for Adults with Down Syndrome - an overview
This publication takes a lifespan perspective, and considers how experiences in the past and in the present will impact on choices, opportunities and develop... Read More
Adult Series - Transition to Employment Image
Adult Series - Transition to Employment
This book is concerned with vocational employment of teenagers and adults with Down syndrome. It is paricularly concerned with the transition period from sch... Read More
Sentences and Grammar Checklists and Record Sheets Image
Sentences and Grammar Checklists and Record Sheets
The checklist should be completed and retained by parents as they will have the most complete knowledge of their child’s communication skills. Some par... Read More
Interactive Communciation and Play Checklists and Reocord Sheets Image
Interactive Communciation and Play Checklists and Reocord Sheets
The checklist should be completed and retained by parents as they will have the most complete knowledge of their child’s communication skills. Some par... Read More
Speech Sounds Checklists and Record Sheets Image
Speech Sounds Checklists and Record Sheets
Children with Down syndrome usually have considerable difficulty with speech sound production and delay in being able to say initial sounds will lead to dela... Read More
Vocabulary Checklists and Record Sheets - Checklist 3 - Third 350 words Image
Vocabulary Checklists and Record Sheets - Checklist 3 - Third 350 words
The words have been chosen based on research studies of the language development of English speaking children. No two children will learn exactly the same se... Read More
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