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Barriers to learning for children with Down Syndrome

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Title: Barriers to learning for children with Down Syndrome


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Barriers to learning for children with Down
Syndrome
  • Poor sequencing skills
  • Poor auditory memory
  • Slow mental processing
  • Difficulties with expressive language
  • Poor motor skills
  • Possibility of negative attitude through history
    of failure, expecting maths to be difficult
  • Specific medical conditions
  • Working memory capacity
  • Difficulty in seeing the relevance
  • Independent thinking and reasoning skills
  • Teaching methods

2
Typical profile associated with Down Syndrome
(Robin Chapman, Robert Hodapp and others.)
  • Weaknesses
  • Hearing and vision
  • Number
  • Speech and language
  • Verbal short term memory
  • Learning from listening difficult
  • Strengths
  • Social understanding, empathy and social skills
  • Self help and daily living skills
  • Visual short term memory
  • Visual learning a strength
  • Aim for these strengths in your teaching!

3
Maths is difficult for all learners
4
What makes Numicon different from all other
programmes?
  • Numicons imagery uses patterns to represent each
    numeral
  • Visual relationships of number
  • Multisensory allowing a wide range of children to
    access the understanding and practice of
    mathematics
  • Sequential, small steps, supportive with
    photographs
  • Problem solving and mental arithmetic
  • Children are motivated by the imagery and develop
    positive attitudes to maths
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