Down's Syndrome: Gifted children in the classroom
My experiences with these children (Book and DVD)
Children with Down's Syndrome have been considered by some to be of limited educational ability. Their higher psychic systems of feeling, perceiving, remembering and thinking are not innate but develop through social interaction. Every human brain is able to form functional systems;this is a biological fact. Children may differ in terms of chromosome 21, but not in terms of their brain's ability.
To form stable functional brain systems depends on the cultural environment of the child. It is our culture that can sometimes render Downs children speechless. The ensuing isolation can lead them into mental retardation.
How to teach children with Down's Syndrome adequately is shown in this book. This book presents perspectives on how to encourage children to have a perfectly reasonable and legitimate hope that many of them will graduate. Many of these children around the globe have already succeeded in this.
Lehmanns Media, Berlin 2011
ISBN: 978-3-86541-443-4, 19,95 €