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Can I Tell You About Down Syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Meet David - a boy with Down syndrome. David invites readers to learn about Down syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what Down syndrome is and how it affects his daily life. He explains that he sometimes needs extra help at home and school and suggest ways that those around him can help him to feel supported.

Contents:

  • Introduction.
  • 1. Introducing David who has Down syndrome.
  • 2. What is it like to have Down syndrome?.
  • 3. What I like to do.
  • 4. Playing with other children.
  • 5. In my classroom.
  • 6. Telling the class about Down syndrome.
  • 7. How other children can help.
  • 8. How teachers can help.
  • 9. How parents can help.
  • 10. How my brother and sister can help.
  • Recommended reading and websites.

Author Bio:

Elizabeth Elliott has been a trustee for the Downs Syndrome Research Foundation UK for over 15 years and is their current Chair. She has liaised and worked with professionals and families to explain, lobby for, and educate about DS. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist based in London, UK.

 

Can I Tell You About Down Syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Elizabeth Elliott

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