Birth to Three, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

The past few posts I've discussed why we use standardized testing to examine communication in children with Down syndrome. Despite the various pros and cons of testing, what I want to make very clear is this - No person can be defined by a test. We are more than our abilities and weaknesses. As parents… Continue reading 31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

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