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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

How I Learn

November 2017 | GiGi's Playhouse - Video and Handout

The link below goes to a resource from Gigi's Playhouse called "How I Learn." It includes a video and handout that share information about how individuals with Down syndrome learn and communicate.

There are 8 main points: 

  1. Set expectations high.
  2. Differences make us who we are.
  3. Use visuals and clear instructions.
  4. Break things down into steps.
  5. Incorporate interests and make it fun.
  6. Know when to help.
  7. Give time for a response.
  8. Promote independence.

Gigi's Playhouse website - How I Learn

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.