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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax
info@kcdsg.org

2020-2021 Seminar Series

Our Seminar Series is geared towards educators, therapists, service providers, administrators, and parents. Come learn how to include, educate, and encouage your students with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in a hands-on environment.

You have the option to attend seminars in person at the DSG office or to request a link to the recording after the seminar has been completed. 

You must register for EACH seminar you plan to attend by clicking on "register" below. You can call 913-213-5485 or email amy@kcdsg.org if you have any questions.

Download a Seminar Series flier.

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Functional Skills for the School Day 
September 10, 2020 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

You have the academics covered, but what about the functional skills needed to ensure students with Down syndrome are successful in everyday life, and eventually in the workplace?  It takes time to develop independence with essential life skills. Help students of all ages progress, at a level of just-right-challenge!  

  

Down syndrome 101     
October 8, 2020 12:30 PM-2:30 PM

 Are you an educator or family member working with a student who has Down syndrome currently? If so, do you understand the unique learning profile and how you can most effectively include, educate and encourage your student? Participants will learn the, medical, social and behavioral challenges, how to accommodate/modify work and how to build rapport while utilizing best practices.

     

Visual Supports for success    
November 12, 2020 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Come and SEE how you can utilize visual supports in school, home, and community settings to promote learning and foster independence.  Participants will learn why visuals are so important to ALL people and how to develop visuals that build a strong rapport and reduce off task behavior while engaging learners at a higher level.

     



UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY TO 
PROMOTE SUCCESS 
DECEMBER 10, 2020 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Are you looking for ways to further utilize technology at home or in the classroom? This presentation will  highlight a variety of tools, apps and resources to help promote success for both you and your learner with Down syndrome!  Participants will learn how to search and choose great apps,  make video models, identify phone alternatives and explore iPad and computer adaptations which  promote further use of technology by students.

  

Effective Communcation Strategies
January 14, 2021 8:30 aM-10:30 aM
Communication is a fundamental aspect of life. We all communicate in different ways and have a right to be heard! It is no different for people with Down syndrome. This seminar will address common communication strengths and areas of concern as well as different ways to communicate, and possible therapeutic strategies to increase communication skills for your student with Down syndrome.

    

EFFECTIVE practices for
fading para support    
February 11, 2021 12:30 pM-2:30 PM 

A great para knows their role is to work themselves out of a job and have the student be responsible for their own learning. This presentation will highlight benefits of IEP’s and Behavior Intervention Plans, how to build rapport with your student and how to provide the just right level of academic and behavioral support.

   

behavior baseline    
March 11, 2021 8:30 aM-10:30 aM

Are you struggling to manage behavior in the classroom, home or community? Do you avoid activities afraid of triggering a meltdown?  Join us to learn functions of behavior, how communication effects behavior, the difference between reinforcement and punishment and proactive behavior management strategies.

  

Facilitating and reinforcing
social skills    
april 8, 2021 12:30 pM-2:30 pm

Are you struggling to manage behavior in the classroom, home or community? Do you avoid activities afraid of triggering a meltdown?  Join us to learn functions of behavior, how communication effects behavior, the difference between reinforcement and punishment and proactive behavior management strategies.