Ages and Stages, Birth to Three

Community Education: Preschool Preparation

The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is offering "Preschool Preparation." On Tuesday, November 13th from 6 - 7:30 Parents will learn the ins and outs of the IEP process including how-to: Transition from an IFSP to IEP Gather information for the academic team… Continue reading Community Education: Preschool Preparation

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Part 3 of Standardized testing and Down syndrome: Comparrisons

"I don't compare my child with others." I have yet to meet the person who made this statement honestly. The truth is, we do compare children...all the time. Sometimes comparisons are helpful, sometimes harmful. So what about comparing children with Down syndrome? What's the point of comparing children with Down syndrome to peers without Down syndrome?… Continue reading Part 3 of Standardized testing and Down syndrome: Comparrisons

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Part 2 of Standardized Testing and Down syndrome: Age Equivalents

An age-equivalent without skill description is like Starbucks without Coffee

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language

Part 1 of Standardized Testing and Down syndrome: Growth and Comparison

Many parents...take issue with why clinicians test children with Down syndrome using standardized measures.

Ages and Stages

IEP Toolkit now available for families of students with Down syndrome!

Gretchen H. Carroll, M.A., Education Coordinator for the Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome, has created and researched the IEP Toolkit as an instrument for families of children with Down syndrome. Helping Families of Children with Down Syndrome Become Knowledgeable, Prepared, and Empowered Partners in the IEP Process     This IEP Toolkit was written for you!… Continue reading IEP Toolkit now available for families of students with Down syndrome!