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Adults with Down syndrome / Pueschel, Siegfried M., Ed. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2006. 289 p.

A reference book for families and professionals on a range of topics that affect the lives of adults with Down syndrome including social relationships, medical and mental health issues, post secondary education, sexuality, employment, recreation and living arrangements. Without using professional jargon the researchers provide up to date, comprehensive information on the lives of adult people with Down syndrome. Interspersed through the book are essays written by individuals with Down syndrome on their experiences, joys and frustrations of adulthood and quality of life.

SC/DOW ADU [P11763;P11912]






Babies with Down syndrome : a new parents' guide / Skallerup, Susan J., Ed. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2008. xviii, 358 p. ; 22 cm.

This is a revised and updated version covering medical care, daily care, family life, development, early intervention, learning, legal rights and more. It is a guide to every aspect the child's health and well being from birth through to age five.It offers information, emotional support and wisdom.

SC/DOW BAB [P13156;P14161]






The best worst brother / Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2005. [25 p.]

Emma is teaching her young brother Isaac to communicate with sign language but finds it very hard to be patient with him. Isaac has Down syndrome and ignores his sisters efforts to communicate. A book for siblings aged 4-8 years that includes a question and answer section about sign language at the end of the story.

CC 301.4273 STU [P10992]







Bloom : a memoir / Hampton, Kelle. -- New York: William Morrow, 2012. 277 p. ; 25 cm.

The author of the popular blog 'Enjoying the Small Things' interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella,who has Down syndrome, and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective.

SC/DOW HAM [P14464]






Breastfeeding your baby with Down syndrome / Australian Breastfeeding Association. -- East Malvern, Vic.: Australian Breastfeeding Association, 2009. 27 p. ; 21 cm.

This booklet provides guidance and support to new mothers and families of babies with Down syndrome. It may also help expectant parents who know from antenatal testing that their child will have with condition. Parents of babies with other special needs may also find the information helpful.

SC/DOW BRE [P13150]






Can I tell you about Down syndrome? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Elliott, Elizabeth. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 46 p. ; 23 cm.

In this guide David invites readers to learn about Down syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what Down syndrome is and how it affects his daily life. He explains that he sometimes needs extra help at home and school and suggests ways that those around him can help him to feel supported.

SC/DOW ELL [P15778]







Count us in : growing up with Down syndrome / Kingsley, Jason; Levitz, Mitchell. -- Orlando, Fla: Harcourt, 2007. x, 198 p.

This book is a reissue of an earlier edition in which Mitchell and Jason share their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams and their experiences of growing up with Down syndrome. They discusss important aspects of their lives including careers, friendship, school, sex, marriage, finances, politics and independence. It includes an afterword by the authors that recounts their successes and challenges as adults and in doing so makes an inspirational statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities.

SC/DOW KIN [P12338]






Down Syndrome / Selikowitz, Mark. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xiii, 221 p. ; 20 cm

In this third edition of a highly regarded book for parents of children with Down syndrome, Dr Mark Selikowitz a consultant paediatrician, covers a number of new developments in research and clinical practise that have occurred in the field in recent years. Updates include information about several conditions that are known to occur more frequently in individuals with Down syndrome. It also includes new recommendations regarding routine health checks, and new prenatal screening methods. As with the previous editions, the aim has been to make the book readable and to include as much practical advice as possible.

SC/DOW SEL [P14133]






Down syndrome : an introduction for parents and carers / Cunningham, Cliff. -- London: Souvenir Press, 2006. xii, 464 p.

A rewritten and revised edition of a standard work for parents and carers of children with Down syndrome, this book covers all the questions about causes, characteristics and diagnosis. The author deals with the early reactions and feelings that parents may have and how the family adapt when a child is diagnosed with Down syndrome. Characteristics of Down syndrome are discussed including physical characteristics and health, personality and socialisation, behaviour and psychological problems, intellectual development and attainments. The final section covers practical aspects and future directions including treatments, early interventions, teaching and learning, inclusion and schooling.

SC/DOW CUN [P12507]






Down syndrome issues and information : Development and education for children with Down syndrome (5 - 11 years). / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Bird, Gillian Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2000. 1 v. (looseleaf)

Part of a two volume set for this agegroup which provides information and practical advice about developmental and educational issues affecting children with Down syndrome in the 5 to 11 age group. Each section addresses a specific topic and this volume provides an overview of development in the 5 - 11 agegroup, modules on speech and language, memory, reading and writing and numeracy. Vocabulary checklists and record sheets are included. Useful for both parents and professionals. . Other volumes are available for different agegroups. Further modules are to follow. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P09830]






Down syndrome issues and information : development and education for children with Down syndrome (5 - 11 years) / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Sacks, Ben Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2001. 1 vol (looseleaf)

Part of a two volume set for this agegroup which provides information and practical advice about developmental and educational issues affecting children with Down syndrome in the 5 to 11 age group. Each section addresses a specific topic and this volume contains modules on education, motor development, social development and issues for families. Useful for both parents and professionals. Other volumes available for different agegroups. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P10099]






Down syndrome issues and information : Development and education for children with Down syndrome (11-16 years) / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Bird, Gillian Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2000. 1 vol. (looseleaf)

Part of a two volume set for this age group which provides information and practical advice about developmental and educational issues affecting children with Down syndrome in the 11 to 16 age range. Each section addresses a specific topic and this volume has modules covering education, motor development, social development and issues for families. Further modules are to follow. Useful for both parents and professionals. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P10227]






Down syndrome issues and information : Development and education for teenagers with Down syndrome (11 -16 years) / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Bird, Gillian Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2000. 1 v. (looseleaf)

Part of two volume set for this agegroup which provides information and practical advice about developmental and educational issues affecting teenagers with Down syndrome in the 11 to 16 age range. Each section addresses a specific topic and this volume provides an overview of development in the 11 - 16 agegroup, modules on speech and language, information technology, memory, reading and writing and numeracy. Vocabulary checlists and record sheets are included. Useful for both parents and professionals. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P09831]






Down syndrome issues and information : Early years development and education for infants with Down syndrome (0-5 years) / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Bird, Gillian Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2000. 1 v. (looseleaf)

Part of a two volume set for this age group which provides information and practical about developmental and educational issues affecting children with Down syndrome in the 0 to 5 age group. Each section addresses a specific topic such as speech and language, memory, reading and writing and number skills. Useful for both parents and professionals. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P09829]






Down syndrome issues and information : Early years development and education for infants with Down syndrome (0-5 years) / Buckley, Sue Ed.; Bird, Gillian Ed. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2000. 1 v. (looseleaf)

Part of a two volume set for this age group which provides information and practical advice about developmental and educational issues affecting children with Down syndrome in the 0 to 5 age group. This volume focuses on social development, motor development, education and issues for families. Useful for both parents and professionals. Also available online at http://www.down-syndrome.org/information/?dm_i=590425541.

SC/DOW DOW [P10389]






Down syndrome needs opinions wishes study report / Dyke, Paula; Leonard, Helen; Bourke, Jenny; Bebbington, Ami; Bower, Carol. -- Subiaco, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 2007. 76 p.

This report translates the information collected through the Down syndrome NOW study in 2004 from over 350 families throughout WA with a child with Down syndrome. It documents the experiences, hopes and expectations of these children and young adults, and their families. Areas covered in the study include: medical issues; functional abilities; social relationships and activities; puberty; the family; community and support services.

SC/DOW DOW [P12144;P12145;P12479]






The Down syndrome nutrition handbook : a guide to promoting healthy lifestyles / Medlen, Joan E. Guthrie. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2002. 430 p.

Looks at the specific aspects of nutrition education and healthy lifestyles for people with Down syndrome from childhood to adulthood.. There are four sections in the book that provide guidelines and information on building healthy attitudes, nutrition related concerns for people with Down syndrome, teaching healthy choices to encourage healthy lifestyles and learning activities to promote healthier habits. Topics discussed in the book include breast and bottle feeding, Celiac disease, diabetes, alternative therapies, weight management, fitness and exercise, cooking and menu planning and teaching activities.

SC/DOW MED [P10639]






Down syndrome parenting 101 : must-have advice for making your life easier / Hale, Natalie. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2011. xiv, 240 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the author guides the reader through the myriad of issues parents of children with Down syndrome face. She offers advice on everything from celebrating a child's unique personality and seeing him for who he is to insisting that he finish his chores and ensuring he has the space to be his own person as an adult. She leads readers through every stage of growing up, highlighting the experiences and people they will encounter along the way. She also lends tremendous support to parents, with frequent reminders to follow their intuitions and embrace their sense of humour. A resource for parents, caregivers, friends and relations.

SC/DOW HAL [P14442]






Down syndrome today / Down Syndrome Victoria. -- Fitzroy, Vic.: Down Syndrome Victoria, [2011] 67 p. ; 25 cm.

This booklet provides a comprehensive introduction to Down syndrome. It includes a brief overview of life stages and a look at family life. The text is complemented by personal perspectives - reflections by people with Down syndrome and their families.

SC/DOW DOW [P14409]






The Down syndrome transition handbook : charting your child's course to adulthood / Simons, Jo Ann. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2010. xix, 289 p. ; 28 cm.

This handbook is designed to aid parents with the often overwhelming task of preparing a child with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability for adulthood. It gives practical tips and step by step instruction on envisioning their child's future, developing a transition plan, and seeing it through. It gives an overview of the transition process and looks at high school, postsecondary options, residential options, financial issues, legal issues and guardianship, training and employment, transportation, health care, and family and community.

SC/DOW SIM [P13553]






Down syndrome : when to worry about mental health and what to do about it / Friedlander, Robin; Johnson, Peter. -- Kingston, NY: NADD Press, 2009. 68 p. ; 23 cm

This book is written to provide clear and accurate information for the parents and caregivers of people with Down Syndrome. It offers practical advice on the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in people with Down Syndrome. It also provides practical advice for maintaining good mental health. Chapters cover staying mentally healthy, expected and unexpected life events, disordered behaviours, personality problems, and severe mental disorders.

SC/DOW FRI [P13410]






Downs : the history of a disability / Wright, David. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiii, 239 p. ; 21 cm.

Attitudes to Down's syndrome have changed beyond measure in recent years, and over the centuries. David Wright traces the fascinating story, beginning in medieval Europe, when sufferers were dismissed as 'idiots', through to the pioneering work of the Victorian physician John Langdon-Down 150 years ago, and - most important of all - the discovery in 1959 that its cause was genetic. This is a dramatic story of how lives have been transformed by social change and scientific discovery. (Book cover)

SC/DOW WRI [P14582]






Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Kumin, Libby. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2003. 368 p.

This handbook provides a guide for parents on activities that can be done at home to improve the communication skills of preschool children with Down syndrome. Discusses the importance of communication and early intervention and focuses on getting the child to the two and three word stage. Provides information on assessment and treatment, articulation, phonology, pragmatics, apraxia, hearing loss, reading, literacy and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Also discusses the different communication skills needed for success in school and the community. Samples of evaluation and assessment forms are included.

SC/DOW KUM [P10968]






The essential guide to health care for adults with Down syndrome / Prasher, Vee; Prasher, Anisha. -- Birmingham, UK: BILD Publications, 2014. 173 p. ; 25 cm.

This is a practical guide for professionals, support workers and family members on the health care needs of adults with Down syndrome. It gives information on specific health issues that an adult with Down syndrome may experience during his or her lifetime. It deals with both minor and more serious health problems, their possible causes and how they can be prevented and treated. It aims to improve awareness of the most important physical and psychological issues experienced by adults with Down syndrome.

SC/DOW PRA [P15326]






Families of adults with Down syndrome / Cuskelly, Monica; Brown, Ivan; Shearer, Jo; Singh, Balbir; Brown, Roy, Ed. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 48 p.

This book discusses issues and challenges that face families as their family member with Down syndrome grows older, and describes adjustments that may be made as they adapt to these changes. Possible negative consequences of dealing with the challenges of living with an adult with Down syndrome are described, along with information to assist families to manage these strains and to minimise their impact on family life.

SC/DOW FAM [P11956]






Greater expectations : living with Down syndrome in the 21st century / Gothard, Jan. -- Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2011. 352 p. ; 21 cm.

This well researched Western Australian book on the experience of having a Down syndrome child, has a forward by Professor Fiona Stanley. The book "opens a window onto families' lives and shows us, dramatically, just why we can have greater expectations for people with Down syndrome in the twenty-first century". (Book cover)

SC/DOW GOT [P14127;P13998]






Gross motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Winders, Patricia C. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2014. xxx, 521 p. ; 26 cm.

This new edition is a definitive resource on gross motor development and physical therapy (PT) for children with Down Syndrome. Beginning with an infant's very first movements and progressing through each major gross milestone, it explains why motor delay occurs and presents a comprehensive PT treatment plan from birth through age six.

SC/DOW WIN [P15469]






The guide to good health for teens and adults with Down syndrome / Chicoine, Brian; Mcguire, Dennis. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2010. xvi, 391 p. ; 26 cm.

This book is written as a practical health guide to health care for adults and adolescents with Down syndrome. It is not intended to replace a general medical text, but aims to highlight the differences in promoting the health of adults with Down syndrome, address the health problems that are more common and those that are less common, and focus on how health problems sometimes present uniquely in adults with Down syndrome. It discusses how to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent problems, and how to recognise health problems early on to ensure appropriate care for the best outcome.

SC/DOW CHI [P13460]






Helping children with Down syndrome communicate better : speech and language skills for ages 6-14 / Kumin, Libby. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2008. vi, 393 p. ; 28 p.

As children reach age 6 the gaps in communication abilities between children with Down syndrome and their typically developing peers begin to widen. This book provides parents and professionals with the information and resources they need to improve their child's communication at school, home and in the wider community. It is a sequel to 'Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome' (P10968) and covers issues speech and language issues for this next age group. It includes case studies, home and school practice activities, a reading list, resource guide, and many practical suggestions and strategies.

SC/DOW KUM [P13368]






I love you Natty : a sibling's introduction to Down's syndrome / Goleniowska, Mia; Goleniowska, Hayley. -- [UK]: Downs Side Up, 2014. 28 p. ; 21 cm.

This is a first introduction to Down's syndrome. It is a positive book to help a sibling understand why the new baby needs to spend some time in hospital, why adults were worried, and how the sibling could be involved and welcome the new baby into the family, and somtimes give a little extra help and support. It looks at how the new sibling can be fun, but sometimes annoying like any other.

SC/DOW GOL [P15319]







Inclusive post-secondary (tertiary) education for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities : a promising path to an inclusive life / Hughson, E. Anne; Uditsky, Bruce; Brown, Roy, Ed. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2007. 40 p.

This book describes the value of inclusive post-secondary education, the responsiveness of tertiary institutions and the difference such opportunities make to the lives of many individuals with Down syndrome. There is information covering the principles and processes guiding the implementation and practice of successful post-secondary initiatives. Benefits of inclusive tertiary education and its impact on students with and without disabilities, the faculty staff and families is described.

SC/DOW HUG [P11957]






Luke has Down's syndrome / Powell, Jillian. -- London: Evans Brothers Limited, 2010. 29 p. ; 22 cm.

This is one of the books in the 'Like Me, Like You' series which follow a day in the life of real children with different disabilities and show how they, their family and friends cope with day-to-day situations. In this book Luke shows us how he's learning to read and takes us to his weekly cub scouts' meeting.

SC/DOW POW [P13567]







Mental wellness in adults with Down syndrome : a guide to emotional and behavioral strengths and challenges / Mcguire, Dennis; Chicoine, Brian. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2006. 431 p.

For parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. Examines common behavioural characteristics of Down syndrome and how some can be mistaken for mental illness. Provides a guide to mental health problems that occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome. Discusses the importance of regular assessment and the impact of environmental conditions, social opportunities, and physical health on behaviour and mental well-being. Describes problem signs, diagnostic process and treatment options such as counseling, behavioural therapy and medications for a range of mental illness conditions. Topics include family support, communication skills, memory skills, self esteem, self-talk, life span issues, mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating refusal, self-injurious behaviour, autism and dementia.

SC/DOW MCG [P13600;P13013]






My friend has Down syndrome / Tourville, Amanda Doering. -- North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, 2010. 24 p. ; 21 cm.

Carmen talks about all the fun things she does with her friend Sarah, who also happens to have Down syndrome. Includes simple facts in captions alongside the story. Suitable for 4-8 year olds.

SC/DOW TOU [P14330]







My sister, Alicia May / Ling, Nancy Tupper. -- Raynham Center, MA: Pleasant St. Press, 2009. 26 p. ; 26 cm.

This is a beautifully illustrated book for siblings and peers of children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. Based on the lives of two real sisters, this book expresses the joys and challenges of growing up with a sibling who has special needs. It also offers a window into their world for all children, teachers, and members of the community.

SC/DOW LIN [P15144]







Nina Rose and her dancing prince / Wise, Sandra. -- West Perth: Sassey Pty. Ltd. 2008. 44 p. ; 27 cm.

This story about how two young girls who loved to dance, hatch a plan to help their friend Hugh who has Down syndrome compete in the school dance contest. The story shows how the arts can be a wonderful means of entertainment, communication, education and empowerment, and that it may play an important role in achieving social change for communities and individuals like Hugh. It reinforces for us that everyone has the potential for talent and a capacity for creative expression and that together we can collectively overcome differences.

SC/DOW WIS [P13026]







Now I see it / Blakston, Angela Ed. -- [Aust.]: [2014] 221 p. ; 25 cm.

In this book, fifty parents from Australia and New Zealand tell their personal and poignant stories of how they came, not simply to accept, but to embrace and celebrate life with their child with Down syndrome.

SC/DOW NOW [P15255]






One full, one half : an autobiographical account / Satyanarayana, Neela. -- New Delhi: Rupa & Co, 2007. 113 p.

This is an inspiring autobiographical account of an Indian mother's experience in bringing up her son who has Down Syndrome. It describes how the family changed their lifestyle to suit their son's needs, helping him to grow up and become as independent as possible so that today he is leading a near normal life.

SC/DOW SAT [P12157]






Primary school transition checklist.Transition checklist preschool to primary / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1999. [11 p.]

This checklist provides a guide for parents to help them identify potential problems in transition from preschool to primary school programs. The checklist also provides questions to ask the principal of a prospective school.

SC/DOW DOW [P10953]






Recreation and adults with Down syndrome / Velde, Beth; Emes, Claudia; Brown, Roy, Ed. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 38 p.

This book is written to enable the participation of individuals with Down Syndrome in recreation activities. It includes information that will help in the planning and implementation of individualised life-styles, as well as examples of recreational activity, current research knowledge and a review of major sporting bodies for persons with intellectual disabilities. There are suggestions on how to develop plans that will incorporate recreational activities into the lifestyles of adults with Down syndrome.

SC/DOW VEL [P11955]






Right to know about..friendships. Module one. Unit three. Grooming [child/boy] / DOWN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 92 p. ; ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching children and young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit provides a range of worksheets and activities that may assist the student to develop an awareness of his appearance and personal hygiene, and gain an understanding of the impact of appearance on social interactions.

SC/DOW DOW [P10458]






Right to know about..friendships. Module one. Unit three. Grooming [child/girl] / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 92 p. : ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching children and young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit provides a range of worksheets and activities that may assist the student to develop an awareness of her appearance and personal hygiene, and gain an understanding of the impact of appearance on social interactions.

SC/DOW DOW [P10459]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module One: Friendships. Unit Four: Feelings (1) / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 43, 22p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit provides a range of worksheets and activities that may assist the student to develop an awareness of basic feelings, to be able to give a name to the feeling and to provide strategies to respond appropriately to that feeling.

SC/DOW DOW [p10399]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module One: Friendships. Unit One: Book about me (boy) / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 49, 22p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This workbook has been designed to assist the male student to develop an awareness of themselves, a sense of belonging and self esteem using a set of worksheets to explore who they are.

SC/DOW DOW [P10396]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module One: Friendships. Unit One: Book about me (girl) / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 49, 22p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This workbook has been designed to assist the female student to develop an awareness of themselves, a sense of belonging and self esteem using a set of worksheets to explore who they are.

SC/DOW DOW [P10397]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module Three: Personal safety. Unit One: Public and private / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 79p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit contains a structured programme to teach the student with Down syndrome public and private behaviour, places and body parts.

SC/DOW DOW [P10404]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module Three: Personal safety. Unit Three: Safety in the community / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 71p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit focuses on teaching the student with Down syndrome how to identify safe situations at home and in the community.

SC/DOW DOW [P10406]






Right to know about ... personal safety, friendships, sexuality. Module Two: Sexuality. Unit One: Body parts (Part 2) / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 57p., ill.

Part of a series devised to provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. This unit aims to teach the vocabulary of private and public body parts. By having the language for and an understanding of safe and appropriate sexual behaviour the student will have the ability to communicate sexuality issues with trusted adults.

SC/DOW DOW [P10402]






Right to know manual / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Tranmere, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2002. 107 p.

This manual accompanies the series of 'Right to know' modules that provide a developmental approach to teaching young people with Down syndrome about personal safety, human relationships, sexuality and friendships. It provides background information on Down syndrome children, outline of the content of each module and other information to assist with implementing this program.

SC/DOW DOW [P11290 ]






Secondary school transition checklist : a checklist to aid the smooth transition of a student with Down syndrome to secondary school.Transition to secondary school checklist / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1999. 21 p.

This checklist aids in identifying transition related goals and should be completed by the primary school classroom teacher, support staff and parents for the purpose of sharing the information gathered with individual subject teachers at the students secondary school.

SC/DOW DOW [P12296]






Taking care of myself : I have Down syndrome / Bryan, Jenny. -- New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2011. 32 p. ; 28 cm.

Illustrated with photographs of children and adults with Down syndrome, this book explores what it is like to live with Downs. It explains the condition, health issues and treatments, managing day-to-day activities, getting along at school, bullying, and success stories of people overcoming limitations to excel at doing activities they love.

SC/DOW BRY [P14295]







Taking Down syndrome to school / Glatzer, Jenna. -- Woodbury NY: JayJo Books, 2002. 28p. ; 21cm.

Written from the point of view of a child with Down Syndrome this book explains some of similarities and differences between a person with DS and others. It aims to promote understanding with other school children. It includes a Down Syndrome Kids' Quiz, and ten tips for teachers. .

SC/DOW GLA [P13292]







Teaching children with Down syndrome about their bodies, boundaries and sexuality : a guide for parents and professionals / Couwenhoven, Terri. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2007. xii, 331 p.

This book provides parents and professionals with factual information about human sexuality as well as suggestions for educating children and adolescents with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities about this subject. Topics covered include privacy, touch, affection, physical and emotional changes of puberty, masturbation, hygiene, social skills, friendships and dating, marriage and parenthood, and exploitation prevention. The appendices contain information with illustrations useful for teaching about the body parts and functions and as well as other teaching materials.

SC/DOW COU [P12009]






Transition to employment / Capie, Angus; Contardi, Anna; Doehring, Diane; Brown, Roy, Ed. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 38 p.

This book discusses the range of situations young people with Down syndrome may face when they leave school and seek further education or employment. The transition from school to young adulthood is described, including the role of families in 'letting go' the young person, and strategies for assisting the person with Down syndrome move ahead. Principles for good transition planning are discussed, including options for further education. A range of employment options are examined and there is discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of various options of full or part-time work, supported employment and volunteering. There are suggestions on how to help individuals select the best option for them, along with strategies for identifying employment opportunities and finding a job.

SC/DOW CAP [P11952]






Transition to secondary school : a guide for parents.Transition to secondary school : parent booklet / Thornley, Judi. / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 1998. 33 p.

Explains the transition process from primary school to secondary school for parents of a child with a disability. Provides guidelines on placement considerations and preparing the student for transition. A checklist of suggested questions to ask the principal of the secondary school and a transition timetable is also provided.

SC/DOW THO [P10951]






Understanding Down syndrome : capturing family experiences though research / Leonard, Helen; Bourke, Jenny; Collins, Marie-Louise; Girdler, Sonya; Bebbington, Ami; Mulroy, Seonaid; Bathgate, Katherine; Foley, Kitty; Povee, Kate; Thomas, Kelly; Oates, Alinta; Geelhoed, Elizabeth; Deshpande, Aditya; Knight, Olivia; Pillay, Divia; Bower, Carol. / TELETHON INSTITUTE FOR CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH. -- Subiaco: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, [2011] 28 p. ; 30 cm

This booklet describes recent and ongoing studies into Down syndrome, primarily in Western Australia, on family experiences with Down syndrome. Chapters cover research into the medical and health issues facing families, impact on family life, and transition from school to post-school for young adults with Down syndrome. The main purpose of the research is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. Also available on the internet at http://www.ichr.uwa.edu.au/files/user5/down_syndrome_booklet_web.pdf.

SC/DOW UND [P14328;P14329]






Visual supports / DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF QLD INC. -- Stafford: Down Syndrome Association of Qld. 2011. 16 p. ; 30 cm.

This practical booklet identifies the use of visuals as a strength that can be used to enable people with Down syndrome to adequately express themselves and support communication. It shows how to use visual supports in the forms of choice boards, First/Then prompts, visual schedules, reward charts, social stories, and communication books and boards. It is also available online at http://dsaq.probitypartners.com.au/down-syndrome-information/DSAQ_publications.

SC/DOW VIS [P14406]






When Down Syndrome and autism intersect : a guide to DS-ASD for parents and professionals / Froehlke, Margaret; Zaborek, Robin. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2013. xvi, 235 p. ; 26 cm.

This book focuses on the unique profile and challenges of a Down Syndrome - Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis. The resource will benefit families whose child is already diagnosed, and also those who suspect something more than Down Syndrome. It will also provide information to professionals, and give guidance on providing services for children and adults. It covers every aspect of caring for the children including medical and dental needs, education, and sleep and behaviour problems, as well as addressing the additional challenges when DS-ASD is present in people from a multicultural background.

SC/DOW FRO [p15179]






DOWN SYNDROME - DVDS

The child king -- Hull, Mass.: The Production Company, 2007. DVD (1 hr 24 min.)

Two brothers, the oldest with Down's syndrome, go on a journey to find Santa and prove his existence. As they journal north, Santa and some elves follow along in disguise keeping the boys safe. Along the way the boys learn the answers to a number of important life lessons and share valuable life experiences.

SC/DOW CHI [P12503]







Crossing Tahoe : a swimmer's dream / Schermerhorn, Will. -- [Vienna, VA]: Blueberry Shoes Productions, 2008. 1 DVD (44 min.)

This is the story of Karen Gaffney who in September 2007 set out to swim across the cold Lake Tahoe and become one of the few swimmers to do so. That Karen had Down syndrome was the least of her challenges.

SC/V DOW SCH [P13580]







Dance like nobody's watching / G.A.P. Media. -- Austalia: VEA, 2008. 1 DVD (60 Min)

Paul Matley is a remarkable, charismatic and inspiring young man. He just happens to have Down Syndrome. In this programme we join Paul as he takes a journey to discover the big issues about Down Syndrome in Australia today. From birth, early childhood and education, through to adulthood, realtionships and employment, Paul's journey of discovery opens our eyes to every aspect of this condition. Winner of the International Gold Panda Award for Best Society Concern Documentary. 2009 Sichuan Television Festival, this film reminds us that every person is responsible and obligated to break down barriers and change attitudes.

SC/V DOW DAN [P14439]







Development in practice - activities for babies with Down syndrome / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2007. 1 DVD (77 min.) + 1 leaflet

This film explores how early development can be promoted for babies with Down syndrome from birth to 18 months. It emphasises the importance of everyday family activities for children's learning and development and focuses on practical activities to promote development that can be woven into everyday routines and activities. This resource is aimed at parents and professionals caring for babies with Down syndrome.

SC/V DOW DEV [P11859]







Development in practice - speech and language activities for preschool children with Down syndrome / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2007. 1 DVD (76 min) + 1 leaflet

This film explains and demonstrates activities for promoting communication, speech and language development for preschool children with Down syndrome from 18 months to 4 years. It focuses on practical strategies to promote speech and language development that can be used in everyday play, routines and activities. The film looks at techniques to help children with Down syndrome understand the meaning of words, communicate what they know and develop clear speech. It also looks at ways to help them learn to read words and sentences, and explains how teaching reading benefits their spoken language.

SC/V DOW DEV [P12042]







Discovery : pathways to better speech for children with Down syndrome / Schermerhorn, Will. -- USA: Blueberry Shoes Productions, 2005. 1 DVD (81 min.)

Provides a comprehensive overview of language development in children with Down syndrome from two years plus. Based on interviews and stories, the viewer is taken into the real world of speech in children with Down syndrome. Explains techniques using integrated spoken language, sensory input, text and reading, and sign language, to help children with Down syndrome improve their understanding of the world around them before they can speak clearly. Stories from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, England and the United States, feature children with Down syndrome learning to talk and interviews with their parents.

SC/V DOW SCH [P11260]







Down syndrome : the first 18 months / Schermerhorn, Will. -- USA: Blueberry Shoes Productions, 2003. 1 DVD (108 min.)

Based on interviews with parents and professionals this documentary provides information on what to expect in the first eighteen months of life of the child with Down syndrome. Part one looks at the newborn and covers issues in health, breastfeeding and diagnosis. Part two examines specific health issues including ear, nose and throat, nutrition and mealtimes and working with professionals. Part three gives an overview of therapies including physical, language and speech therapy, signing and text. Each section includes stories of parents personal experiences.

SC / V DOW SCH [P11600]







Inclusion in practice - educating children with Down syndrome at primary school / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 1 DVD (75 min.) + 1 leaflet

This film explores how inclusion education works in practice and presents the keys to effective inclusion through discussion with families, educators and researchers. It examines issues for children with Down syndrome, including learning in the classroom, planning, support and social inclusion and also offers advice and information for parents, teachers, assistants and anyone involved in educating children with Down syndrome.

SC/V DOW INC [P11860]







Kids with Down syndrome : staying healthy and making friends / Schermerhorn, Will. -- USA: Blueberry Shoes Productions, 2008. 1 DVD (120 min.)

A DVD in two parts: part 1 discusses staying healthy and includes information on toilet training, diet and nutrition, hearing and the ear, sleep issues, exercise, hippotherapy and therapeutic riding; part 2 is about making friends and covers becoming independent, conversation and social skills, friendships and behaviour.

SC / V DOW SCH [P12061]







Listen to us : the Down syndrome women's guide for a healthy life / DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF NSW INC. -- North Parramatta: Down Syndrome Association of NSW, 1 DVD

This encourages and supports women and girls with Down syndrome to live a full and healthy life.Through the wisdom and understanding of four women advocates who have Down syndrome, the DVD offers a sense of inclusion, of being able and valued. They directly address issues of loneliness and feelings of difference while actively promoting mental and physical lifestyles. While it is primarily for women and girls with Down syndrome, it is also a valuable resource for the wider community and a discussion starter for anyone working or living with women with Down syndrome, to better understand the issues faced by women and girls on a daily basis.

SC/V DOW LIS [P10834]







OK, Let's talk about me / Hyde, Sophie. SBS Independent;South Australian Film Corporation, 2004. 1 DVD (26 min.)

A documentary that provides insight into one person's journey towards independence. Eddie is about to turn eighteen years old and is ready to leave school. The film allows the viewer to gain a unique perspective of Eddie taking control of his own life and making his own decisions. By defying the stereotype of a person with Down syndrome this documentary is an inspiration to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and carers.

SC/V DOW OKL [P10910]







Strong love -- Bendigo, Vic.: VEA, 2007. 1 DVD (56 min.)

Strong Love is the story of world-class weight lifter Jon and his childhood sweetheart Holly, both of whom were born with Down syndrome. This documentary follows the couple over the course of three years, starting with their decision to get married. Their challenges, their triumphs, and their complex, sometimes surprising relationships with family and friends are at the heart of this inspiring film.

SC/V DOW STR [P13429]







Understanding Down syndrome. 1. Learning to talk . 2. learning to read / Buckley, Sue. / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2006. 1 DVD (65 min.)

In Learning to Talk, Professor Sue Buckley explains the available research on the language learning difficulties of children with Down syndrome. She discusses how children learn to talk, why children with Down syndrome usually have difficulties and the implications of the research for remedial approaches. In Learning to Read, she explains the available research on reading development in children with Down syndrome.

SC/V DOW UND [P11861;P12865]







Up syndrome / TRISOMY FILMS. -- USA: CineClix Distribution, 2000. 1 DVD (82 min.)

This documentary on Down syndrome provides insight into the life of 23 year old Rene Moreno. Rene experiences difficulties when he is categorised in adulthood and baffled by people's lower expectations for him. He grew up in a community that treated him no differently than any other child and now having reached adulthood the viewer experiences life from Rene's perspective. A character study with humour, sadness and sentiment.

SC/V DOW UPS [P10873]







What did you say? : a guide to speech intelligibility in people with down syndrome / Kumin, Libby; Schermerhorn, Will. Woodbine House, 2006. 1 DVD (59 mins.) + booklet

Made by a speech-language pathologist, this film looks at the importance of speech intelligibility (clear speech) for people with Down syndrome. It explains the various factors underlying speech intelligibility problems with the aim of helping parents and speech pathologists devise more effective therapy plans for clear, understandable speech.

SC/V DOW KUM [P11934;P12151]