Behavior in School

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Sometimes, behavior challenges in the school setting can interfere with the learning process for the individual with Down syndrome and their peers. It is important to understand the behavior and learn ways to prevent it or replace it.

Behavior Tips

Check out powerpoint presentations prepared for DSAGC families from Gretchen Carroll, M.A., Education Coordinator for the Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome on the hot topic of behavior (understanding it, preventing it, replacing it and responding to it).

Behavior Tips for the Preschool Years

Behavior Tips for the Elementary Years
 

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati Education Resources

Joanie Elfers, School Age Matters Coordinator - Joanie has expertise in a variety of school topics. At no charge to families, she is available to attend school meetings, assist in IEP planning and work with educational professionals to achieve a desired goal.

Mariclare Hulbert, Outreach Coordinator - Mariclare engages with schools to provide valuable information, create connections, and expand the impact of our work and support. She is available to do "Peer Presentations" in schools to enhance students and teachers understanding of Down syndrome.