Inspired by 30 years of research conducted by Down Syndrome Education International, The Learning Program was developed by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSFOC) in 2004 to teach parents to be effective first teachers for their children with Down syndrome.
Today we know more than ever about the cognitive profile of individuals with Down syndrome. Strengths include visual learning, reading, and social skills. Weaknesses often include speech and language, and verbal short-term memory.
The Learning Program is an innovative program that delivers evidence-based educational support to children, parents and teachers with the goal of improving the overall development and academic success of children with Down syndrome using the results of this research.
DSAGR has proudly offered the Learning Program since 2012 but this year will bring a new and exciting format! The 2020-2021 Learning Program will be offered as a Learning Program Online for parents only. We are excited to keep the local connection in our monthly get together zoom Q&A classes but participants will be able to connect with families all over the U.S.!
Registration has closed. We will see you in 2021-2022!
LP Online Level 1 (recommended ages PreK-1st grade reading level or beginning readers)
LP Online Level 2 (recommended ages 2nd-3rd grade reading level)
LP Online Level 3 (recommended ages 4th-6th grade or higher reading level)
Watch a sample LP Online Level 1 Learning Sesssion –
When we are able to get back together, look at what to expect in the Learning Program video here!
For questions about the Learning Program, please contact Kim Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org