Embracing Success: Educating Students with Down Syndrome
Presented by the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society
Friday, October 21, 2016 (9 am - 4 pm)
Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Rd. Saanich, BC
Parents and educators play a crucial role in setting the stage for the healthy development of children with Down syndrome into adults who are able to make positive contributions to their community. By guiding appropriate behaviour for successful social interactions, incorporating knowledge about communication strengths and challenges into everyday routines, and using successful strategies for teaching children with Down syndrome to read, we are teaching skills that will optimize the potential for full social inclusion.
Please join us on Friday, October 21 as we come together to learn, share, and inspire.
Check In: Registration desk opens at 8:15 am
Cost: $50 (includes coffee, snacks and lunch)
Please register by October 14. Limited seating – register early to ensure your spot!
Topic and Speaker Outline
Providing Positive Behaviour Support for Children with Down Syndrome
Susan Fawcett, M.Sc. RSLP: Susan has been a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation for 12 years. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of British Columbia where she is studying Family-Centered Positive Behaviour Support under Dr. Joe Lucyshyn.
Communication in the Classroom: Incorporating the Principles of Language Therapy into the School Setting
Riley Rosebush, M.Sc. R.SLP studied psychology and linguistics before completing her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UBC, and has worked at the DSRF since 2013.
Jillian Baldwin, M.Sc. R.SLP, Jillian completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UBC and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan and has worked at the DSRF since 2014.
Considerations and Practical Applications for Teaching Children with Down Syndrome to Read
Eleanor Stewart, M.Ed: Eleanor has worked at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation since 2008 and is the lead teacher. Eleanor is a BC certified teacher who has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with a specialization in reading and exceptionality, from Simon Fraser University. She completed her Bachelor of Education at McGill University.
Danielle McKinney, BEd: Danielle is BC-certified teacher who completed her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and a concentration in Language Arts, at the University of Victoria. She has been with the DSRF since 2011, and has supported the reading development of many children and young adults with Down syndrome.
Occupational Therapy Strategies in the Classroom
Lillie Ryan, M.Sc. OT, is an Occupational Therapist at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. Lillie received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
All speakers appear courtesy of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
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