Diversity In The Classroom 2019

“Tips For Teaching Students With Down Syndrome”

Presented by Karen Garrity, Kelli Gowland and Sharon Melhuish

“Scienceability: teaching science to students with Down syndrome”

Presented by Sian Keys

Thursday 14th March, 2019: 9.00am—3.00pm (Registration from 8.45am)

Communities@Work Tuggeranong, Balcony Room


$212.00 (including reference text)
$180.00 (excluding reference text)
Cost includes morning tea and lunch

Recommended reference text

Faragher, R.; Clarke, B. (2017) “Educating Learners with Down Syndrome”, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom

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Topics covered will include:

  • What does it mean for a person to have Down syndrome?
  • How does Down syndrome impact a student’s learning and inclusion in the classroom?
  • Practical strategies to support classroom teaching
  • Understanding the link between communication and behaviour
  • Transition—why it is important and how can you do it successfully
  • Simple strategies to support positive behaviours
  • Practical strategies to teach students with Down syndrome science in an interactive way

Presenter Information:

Sharon Melhuish and Karen Garrity are both teachers and Learning Support Officers in schools in the ACT.

Kelli Gowland is a Biologist and former Education Officer for the ACT Down Syndrome Association.

Sian Keys is the creator of Scienceability.

All presenters are family members of people with Down syndrome and passionate advocates of informed teaching practices.

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