Libby Kumin PhD Cccslp

Children and adolescents with Down syndrome are at high risk for speech and language difficulties based on anatomic, physiological, and cognitive factors (Kumin, 1994, 1999). There is a high incidence of speech and language problems, particularly in the areas of intelligibility of speech and conversational skills. Speech is an overlaid function on the same structures and movements used for the biological functions of respiration, self-regulation, and feeding. Speech is an output system,...

Patricia Logan Oelwein MEd

Author's Note The methodology is based on methods developed in the Down Syndrome Programs, University of Washington, 1971-87. It is liberating to know that students with Down syndrome (DS) are generally very capable of becoming literate (defined as having the ability to construct meaning from symbols) and mathematicians (defined as those who make meaningful use of numbers). It is equally liberating to know that there are specific methods for teaching reading and math to children with Down...