Pre-Conference

Join the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and speakers from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation for a one-day conference for educators who are working to maximize successful outcomes for students with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Learn about overall learning strengths and characteristics, behaviour support, developing an effective reading program, use of visual supports to maximize communication success, and increasing independence and function in school aged children.

This day has been designed especially for educators including classroom teachers, resource teachers, education assistants, and other professionals who work in the school setting with an emphasis on translating the latest knowledge about Down syndrome into practical strategies that can be readily implemented in a school setting. DSRF staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions and there will be ample time to explore our favourite resources.

Speakers

 Susan Fawcett

Susan Fawcett

Susan has been a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation for 15 years. She is in the final stages of her PhD program at the University of British Columbia, where she is studying Family-Centered Positive Behaviour Support under Dr. Joe Lucyshyn. Her dissertation project involves examining t...

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