Assistive Technology for Children with Down Syndrome
Assistive Technology is defined followed by examples. Benefits discussed on whether to use this or not for your child. NOTE: People First language is not used for the title and this was shared with OLLU.
After explaining how household items can be used for communication, various projects are shared and demonstrated using household items and ideas to use at home.
Developmental Delay is defined and how it affects communication. Activities that can be used at home are shared along with some helpful hints to encourage communication.
Everyday Routines for Language Development
Various activities that can be done at home will be demonstrated that encourage language and communication for your child.
Improving Articulation with Singing
Steps are shown on how to use music to encourage articulation using music with toys or pictures/signs. Praise is always encouraged.
Intentional Communication is defined with examples. Ideas for home use are included through daily activities.
*Many links are included at the end of the video and at the bottom of this chart.
Joint Attention is defined and how it can be used at home to encourage language and communication using words, gestures, pointing, etc.
Ideas are shared on activities that can be used to teach vocabulary including stickers, books, etc. with some reminders also.
Typical Developing Milestones for Children with Down syndrome
Milestones are described from birth- 5 yrs. of age and what to expect at those levels. Strategies are discussed on how to deal with the milestones
Tools described and demonstrated include: Online Apps, Sign Language, Makaton (sign language with oral) and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).
What Makes Good Toys
Various toys are demonstrated and how they can be used to work on language and communication improvement. NOTE: People First language is not used for the title and this was shared with OLLU.
Discussion on why play is important for communication. Useful tips are described and demonstrated. Website and link are provided.
Enseñando Primeras Palabras en Español
Estrategias serán compartidas en como ensenar las primeras palabras a su niño durante estos periodos claves. NOTA: Sesión en español. (Session in Spanish.)
Varias actividades serán demostradas que se pueden conducir en el hogar para ayudar el lenguaje y su relación con su hijo. NOTA: Sesión en español. (Session in Spanish.)