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

This book is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide that provides 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.

Tags: Book
Drawing & Writing
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears Image

Mat Man teaches body awareness and drawing skills. Build, sing, and draw Mat Man together. Young children are often asked to draw pictures of themselves or a person. Mat Man activities are social and develop a child’s body awareness, drawing and counting skills.

Tags: Equipment
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears Image

From Handwriting Without Tears comes this fun sing-along CD that’s similar in concept to the popular Get Set for School Sing Along CD. There are 20 songs that use catchy lyrics and an upbeat tune to teach students about letters, and it even sings them through the process of writing some of them. This CD is a great addition to the teaching strategies that the program uses, and students will have a blast listening to it as they complete their handwriting activities.

Tags: CD
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears Image

Get Set For School Sing Along is a music CD and book of songs to promote school readiness. Your child will learn about positional concepts, body parts, and letter formation. It is a part of the Handwriting Without Tears series.

Tags: CD
Slope Board
Slope Board Image

Designed to be lightweight and portable. Slope boards help children to maintain an upright sitting position for better posture and motor skill control. Facilitates easier and better handwriting with enhanced visual scanning for reading. It fits easily on a desk for use in the home or classroom.

Tags: Equipment
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1 Image

The multisensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. The unique materials and appealing workbooks eliminate problems with letter formation, reversals, legibility, sentence spacing, and cursive connections. Teachers, parents, and children find the program enjoyable, even fun, and the results very satisfying.

Tags: Equipment
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears Image

Mat Man teaches body awareness and drawing skills. Build, sing, and draw Mat Man together. Young children are often asked to draw pictures of themselves or a person. Mat Man activities are social and develop a child’s body awareness, drawing and counting skills.

Tags: Equipment
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears Image

From Handwriting Without Tears comes this fun sing-along CD that’s similar in concept to the popular Get Set for School Sing Along CD. There are 20 songs that use catchy lyrics and an upbeat tune to teach students about letters, and it even sings them through the process of writing some of them. This CD is a great addition to the teaching strategies that the program uses, and students will have a blast listening to it as they complete their handwriting activities.

Tags: CD
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears Image

Get Set For School Sing Along is a music CD and book of songs to promote school readiness. Your child will learn about positional concepts, body parts, and letter formation. It is a part of the Handwriting Without Tears series.

Tags: CD
Teaching Prewriting Skills
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This publication was produced by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc in 2003 and goes into teaching the mechanics of writing to students with Down Syndrome.

Tags: Instructions
Slope Board
Slope Board Image

Designed to be lightweight and portable. Slope boards help children to maintain an upright sitting position for better posture and motor skill control. Facilitates easier and better handwriting with enhanced visual scanning for reading. It fits easily on a desk for use in the home or classroom.

Tags: Equipment
Teaching Drawing Skills to the Child with Down Syndrome
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This is a short publication by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc 1998. It covers development of grasp, hand dominance, different developmental stages and facilitates in teaching you how to help your child.

Tags: Instructions
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1 Image

The multisensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. The unique materials and appealing workbooks eliminate problems with letter formation, reversals, legibility, sentence spacing, and cursive connections. Teachers, parents, and children find the program enjoyable, even fun, and the results very satisfying.

Tags: Equipment
Equipment for Gross & Fine Motor Skills
Bead Bonaza
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Bead bonanza consists of 72 shapes in different colours, shapes and sizes, 4 threading laces and 16 double sided cards to copy sequencing. With bead bonanza you can assist your child in developing visual discrimination, sequencing, perceptual and observational skills whilst developing fine motor and hand-eye co-ordination skills.

Tags: Equipment
Busy Buttons
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Busy buttons consists of 24 scented non-toxic soft shapes in 4 colours and 16 buttons to join and construct your own patterns, or copy any one of 12 pattern cards in the shape of animals, people, bike or train. Busy buttons will help to strengthen hands and fingers, develop fine motor skills and eye hand co-ordination. Your child will also learn about colours, shape, texture and the flavour of the shapes.

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Topics in Down syndrome – Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Topics in Down syndrome – Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals Image

This is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and developing fine motor skills in children with Down syndrome. Readers will learn how to help children develop the hand skills required for such tasks as holding a pencil, cutting with scissors, or using a computer.

Tags: Equipment
Mega Peg’n Play
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Mega Peg’n Play consists of a pegboard with pattern cards, threading lace and assorted shapes. This resource will help to develop fine motor skills, by children placing pegs into pegboards, stacking pegs and threading pegs onto laces. Children will also learn about colour and shapes, matching, making their own patterns, copying patterns, sequencing and visual discrimination using the assorted pegs.

Tags: Equipment
Next Up Picture Cards
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Next up consists of 36 colourful picture cards. These cards may be used to improve sequential memory, promote language and story telling skills and develop sense of time and continuity. Use each set of cards to develop an understanding of cause and effect and help children to predict the outcome of each situation. The topics are familiar to small children who will talk about activities which are illustrated in a true-to-life style.

Tags: Equipment
Where is Puppy?
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Where is puppy? consists of 12 game boards, 120 game tokens and an audio CD. Listen to the audio CD tell you where puppy is, place a token on the picture that shows where puppy is. The winner of the game is the first person to have tokens on all 8 pictures of your game board. Playing this game your child will develop listening skills and learn essential positional and directional concepts.

Tags: Equipment
Wooden Lacing Shapes and Animals
Wooden Lacing Shapes and Animals Image

This lacing pack contains 33 assorted colourful shapes and animal shapes with 5 colourful laces to help develop fine motor skills and develop language around color, shape and animals.

Tags: Equipment
Adults & Adolescents
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome Image
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome
A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges This book is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide that provides parents, mental health professionals, teachers, and caregivers... Read More
Tags: Book
Code: ADU001
Drawing & Writing
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears
Mat Man teaches body awareness and drawing skills. Build, sing, and draw Mat Man together. Young children are often asked to draw pictures of themselves or a person. Mat Man activities are social a... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA001-2-3-4
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears
From Handwriting Without Tears comes this fun sing-along CD that’s similar in concept to the popular Get Set for School Sing Along CD. There are 20 songs that use catchy lyrics and an upbeat tune... Read More
Tags: CD
Code: DRA005-6
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears
Get Set For School Sing Along is a music CD and book of songs to promote school readiness. Your child will learn about positional concepts, body parts, and letter formation. It is a part of the Han... Read More
Tags: CD
Code: DRA007-8
Slope Board Image
Slope Board
Designed to be lightweight and portable. Slope boards help children to maintain an upright sitting position for better posture and motor skill control. Facilitates easier and better handwriting wit... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA11-14
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1 Image
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1
The multisensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. The unique materials and appealing workbooks eliminate problems with letter formation, reversal... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA15
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Handwriting Without Tears
Mat Man teaches body awareness and drawing skills. Build, sing, and draw Mat Man together. Young children are often asked to draw pictures of themselves or a person. Mat Man activities are social a... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA001-2-3-4
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD Pack - Hand Writing Without Tears
From Handwriting Without Tears comes this fun sing-along CD that’s similar in concept to the popular Get Set for School Sing Along CD. There are 20 songs that use catchy lyrics and an upbeat tune... Read More
Tags: CD
Code: DRA005-6
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears Image
Mat Man - Get Set For School - Hand Writing Without Tears
Get Set For School Sing Along is a music CD and book of songs to promote school readiness. Your child will learn about positional concepts, body parts, and letter formation. It is a part of the Han... Read More
Tags: CD
Code: DRA007-8
Teaching Prewriting Skills Image
Teaching Prewriting Skills
This publication was produced by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc in 2003 and goes into teaching the mechanics of writing to students with Down Syndrome.
Tags: Instructions
Code: DRA010
Slope Board Image
Slope Board
Designed to be lightweight and portable. Slope boards help children to maintain an upright sitting position for better posture and motor skill control. Facilitates easier and better handwriting wit... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA011
Teaching Drawing Skills to the Child with Down Syndrome Image
Teaching Drawing Skills to the Child with Down Syndrome
This is a short publication by the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc 1998. It covers development of grasp, hand dominance, different developmental stages and facilitates in teaching you ... Read More
Tags: Instructions
Code: DRA012-13
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1 Image
Hand Writing Without Tears - Step 1
The multisensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. The unique materials and appealing workbooks eliminate problems with letter formation, reversal... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: DRA015
Equipment for Gross & Fine Motor Skills
Bead Bonaza Image
Bead Bonaza
Bead bonanza consists of 72 shapes in different colours, shapes and sizes, 4 threading laces and 16 double sided cards to copy sequencing. With bead bonanza you can assist your child in developing ... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU001
Busy Buttons Image
Busy Buttons
Busy buttons consists of 24 scented non-toxic soft shapes in 4 colours and 16 buttons to join and construct your own patterns, or copy any one of 12 pattern cards in the shape of animals, people, b... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU003
Topics in Down syndrome – Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals Image
Topics in Down syndrome – Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and developing fine motor skills in children with Down syndrome. Readers will learn how to help children develop the hand skills required f... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU004
Mega Peg’n Play Image
Mega Peg’n Play
Mega Peg’n Play consists of a pegboard with pattern cards, threading lace and assorted shapes. This resource will help to develop fine motor skills, by children placing pegs into pegboards, stack... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU016
Next Up Picture Cards Image
Next Up Picture Cards
Next up consists of 36 colourful picture cards. These cards may be used to improve sequential memory, promote language and story telling skills and develop sense of time and continuity. Use each se... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU018
Where is Puppy? Image
Where is Puppy?
Where is puppy? consists of 12 game boards, 120 game tokens and an audio CD. Listen to the audio CD tell you where puppy is, place a token on the picture that shows where puppy is. The winner of th... Read More
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU025
Wooden Lacing Shapes and Animals Image
Wooden Lacing Shapes and Animals
This lacing pack contains 33 assorted colourful shapes and animal shapes with 5 colourful laces to help develop fine motor skills and develop language around color, shape and animals.
Tags: Equipment
Code: EQU034
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