Programs & Resources

Learn At Home

DIY learning exercises for the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, DSRF's team of Down syndrome specialists will be sharing all kinds of learn-from-home suggestions and exercises to empower parents to work on essential skills with children and adults with Down syndrome. Check back frequently for the latest entries!

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Social Story (Kids)
COVID-19 Social Story (Teens & Adults)
Survive and Thrive Through the Lockdown
Wearing a Mask During COVID-19
Hand Washing Visual Aids: Pictures Only | Pictures and Words
Social Story: Going Back to School After COVID-19 Closures
Preparing Your Loved One with Down Syndrome for a COVID-19 Test


What is Down Syndrome?

Reading, Spelling and Math

Build Your Home Learning Kit

Build Your Home Learning Kit (essentials)
Get Ready for Reading and Spelling
Get Ready for Math
Get Ready for Digital Options
Get Ready for Comprehension, Vocabulary and Fluency

Learning Exercises

Before You Begin At Home Learning
Learn at Home Activities for Letter Sounds (A.K.A. Phonemes)
Learn at Home Activities for Spelling
Learn at Home Activities for Word Reading
Learn at Home Activities for Math
Learn at Home Activities for Comprehension
Learn at Home Activities for Fluency
Learn at Home Activities for Vocabulary
Learn at Home Activities for Writing 
Learn at Home Activities for Money Math
Links to Fun Learn at Home Activities

Speech Language Therapy

Communication Temptations
Visuals Around the House
10 Activities for Performers
Building Vocabulary
Top 3 Tips for Using AAC at Home
Conversation Visuals
Building Language: Prepositions
Working on Conversational Skills at Home
Building Language: People Games
Introduction to Sign Language
Turn Taking in Play
Interactive Reading
Building Vocabulary in the Kitchen
Building Vocabulary with Dolls
Causes of Speech Challenges in People with Down Syndrome 
Visuals and Down Syndrome: The Why and the How  
Understanding Audiology Reports
Comments vs Questions
Why Isn't My Therapist Talking?

Occupational Therapy

Printing Skills
Dressing Skills: Increasing Independence
30 Days of Fine Motor Activities
Increasing Independence in Self-Care Skills
30 Days of Gross Motor Activities
30 Days of Sensory Activities
Sensory Processing, Profiles and Challenges in Down Syndrome
Indoor Holiday Activity Guide

Mental Wellness

Stress Reduction for Parents: Mindfulness


3 Behaviour Tips
The Basics of Problem Behaviour

Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada
V5B 4J8

Fax: +1 604 431 9248
Phone: +1 604 444 3773