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Down Syndrome Education USA works with parents and teachers to improve education for children with Down syndrome. We are closely affiliated with Down Syndrome Education International

Our scientific research improves understanding of the condition and identifies effective approaches to early intervention and education. Our evidence-based resources and expert services offer reliable and current information and advice to families and professionals worldwide.

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Now available: A Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome

DSE's new Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) is an evidence-based program designed to teach reading and language skills to children with Down syndrome.

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Research

Our research explores how children with Down syndrome develop and learn, and identifies effective teaching approaches and therapies.

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Resources

Our resources include teaching programmes, assessment tools, books, ebooks, films and web sites.

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Services

Our services include online training and advice, conferences and consulting.

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What's new

DSE presenting education conferences in Kansas City and southern California

19 Dec 2013 - DSE speakers will be presenting conferences in Kansas City and in Irvine, California in early 2014. Book now for expert guidance on education and early intervention for children with Down syndrome. Read more...

Parents and educators tell us our new reading and language intervention is proving successful

In just 9 months since DSE launched its new reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome, we have supplied over 1,000 copies of the teacher's handbook to families and schools in 26 countries. Professionals and parents are telling us that the intervention is proving successful and benefiting their children. Read more...

Reading and language intervention pilot completed in San Antonio

DSE has completed a pilot study of its new reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome (RLI) in schools in San Antonio North East Independent School District, Texas. Read more...

Help us evaluate new See and Learn Number teaching materials

We are looking to recruit families who would like to help evaluate new See and Learn Number teaching materials that we are developing. Read more...

Memory training study points to possible benefits for children with Down syndrome

A study, conducted by researchers at Down Syndrome Education International and published today in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, suggests that adaptive working memory training might offer sustained benefits for young people with Down syndrome. Read more...

Special iApps releases Android version of popular Special Words app

The UK-based specialist app developer, Special iApps, has released a new version of its popular Special Words app, compatible with Android devices. The Special Words app can be used to support the teaching of vocabulary and sight word reading, and is supplied with pictures and vocabulary from DSE's See and Learn Language and Reading programme. Read more...

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