This ebook presents an overview of what is understood about development of number skills for people with Down syndrome. Reviewing the available research, effective teaching techniques and strategies for promoting the development of number skills are identified.
This book reviews the small amount of research available on the development of number and maths skills in individuals with Down syndrome from childhood to adult life. It provides guidance to expected rates of achievement, but emphasises how little is known about the number and maths abilities of children with Down syndrome. Noting that, while many children with Down syndrome currently have limited skills in this area, others can do algebra, the book identifies the principles that should guide the teaching of number and the maths curriculum. Advice offered is based on the evidence currently available on learning in typically developing children and the specific learning profile of children with Down syndrome.
This book is designed to be read in conjunction with other books in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information series. In particular, it is complemented by the practical activities and advice provided in Number Skills for Infants with Down Syndrome, Number Skills for Children with Down Syndrome and Number Skills for Teenagers with Down Syndrome.Down Syndrome Issues and Information is a series of practical and informative books covering the full range of developmental, health and social issues relating to individuals with Down syndrome. The books have been written by some of the world's leading experts and are based on years of research and hands-on experience.
The content of this ebook edition is the same as in the original print edition first published in 2001.