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DSRF - Making Dreams Happen
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is proud to present our brand new promotional video aimed at raising awareness for our organization as well as providing information on our various programs for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages....more
Waiting for a Snowflake to Land on my Tongue
DSRF Receives Kiwanis Club Grant (2013)
Books, Videos, Music and Related Publications
To view a complete list of available DSRF Publications please see Publication Order Form 2011
The DSRF has produced a brochure that is an abbreviated format of the 1999 Health Care Guidelines of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group.
(2004) Motor development in Down syndrome: play, move and grow
This is a comprehensive guide for the parent therapist and educator of individuals with Down syndrome. Covering the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood this book discusses the current literature on the subject and assesses the areas in need of further research. More importantly and practically it includes suggestions for recreational play and exercise regimens designed to develop motor development.
(1999) Down syndrome: issues & interventions [CD]
An important resource for parents, parent groups, libraries, hospitals and educational institutions, Issues & Interventions integrates audio-visual footage, full text articles and other resources dealing with Down syndrome, their families and the communities in which they live.
PREP Program - Books
(2007) Win-win advice
(1999) Effective teaching strategies for successful inclusion
Purchase unlimited access to "Effective Teaching Strategies for Successful Inclusion: A Focus on Down Syndrome" in a viewable online edition. The online version is available for $20 (CDN), from the PREP website .
Dawn Reithaug - Books
(1998) Orchestrating academic success by adapting and modifying programs
Includes practical plans on; Reading, writing, spelling, and math practices for adapting / modifying programs; Assessment practices for adapting / modifying programs; Over 175 instructional practices for giving instructions, delivering and organizing information, organizing classroom environments and using assistants.
(1998) Orchestrating positive and practical behaviour plans
Includes practical plans on ; List of key words for writing goals and objectives for behaviour; Setps to create Collaborative behaviour Plans ; Over 140 masters of positive practices.
(2002) Orchestrating Success in Reading
(2007) PUMKIDS - Tuneful tales for kids and kin [CD]
12 tuneful tales inspired by Pied Pumkin’s children and memories of their own childhoods. Lively melodies, sublime harmonies and warmhearted humour. Themes include playful stories of getting along and getting around (GOOD FOOTIN'), a French nonsense song AMANDINE, a little girl’s struggle to learn violin (ANNABELLE'S FIDDLE) and an ELEPHANT RIDE. Fred Penner joins in to sing on UPSIDE OF DOWN/BON COTE DE DOWN, theme song for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome.
13 songs in English and Cantonese performed by Rick and acclaimed Hong Kong children's musician Harry Wong. East has never met West like this! Rick joins forces with esteemed Hong Kong magician, musician and recorder master Harry Wong. Rick and Harry cross boundaries of language, culture and musical styles to celebrate China and Canada with lively wit and irrepressible humour.
The 5 elements wins
(2002) Yo Mo concerto [videocassette]
Award winning family entertainer Rick Scott combines humour, hip hop and Mozart's own music in a happy rap tribute to the famous Amadeus. In this lively one song video, Rick Scott crosses the centuries with a posse of young Mozarts to show there's a little Mozart in us all.
(1997) Angels do [videocassette]
From the Juno nominated Best Children's Album Philharmonic Fool, the song is preceded by a spoken introduction in which Rick, Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, talks about the experience of the birth of his grand daughter Mielle.
One dollar from each ANGELS DO video sold will be donated to The Down Syndrome Research Foundation.