Inclusion: Breaking Down Barriers to Participation for Children with Down Syndrome
Date(s) - Apr 13, 2019
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR
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Children with Down syndrome often have difficulty participating in early learning environments and activities. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify barriers to inclusion, and how to use the child’s learning profile to increase inclusion opportunities. Common profiles of learning and communication in Down syndrome will be discussed, as well as practical ideas to support communication in early learning environments.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Family Support
- Special Needs
Suitable for all early learning professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$25.00 members/$32.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 ext. 0
Susan is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist and has been the head Speech-Language Pathologist at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation since 2003. Susan has helped develop the speech and language, adult and summer programs during that time. Getting to know families over a long period of time and having a blast playing with the children she sees are Susan’s favourite aspects of her job. Susan has a particular interest in the areas of social communication, mental health and problem behaviour in people with Down syndrome. She is currently working on her doctoral degree at UBC, studying positive behaviour support with families, under the guidance of Dr. Joe Lucyshyn in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education.