Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month, day 10! We are celebrating by posting a fact about Down syndrome each day in October.during the 31 for 21 challenge. Feel free to share these facts to help spread awareness and acceptance. #31for21Day 10
Visual Learning. Many of you might know that individuals with Down syndrome tend to be visual learners. Most people think that this means they learn better when materials are presented visually or they are shown how to do things. While this may be true, there is a reason for this. People with Down syndrome have photographic memories. They also tend to think in photos and movies. Moving information to long term memory can happen so much faster for individuals with Down syndrome when information is presented to them in a format that is easy for them to absorb. So what are you doing to make sure the information in the world around them is presented in the way that is most easy for them to take in? Are there any changes to what you are doing now that might help? Try a visual schedule, visual notes and other visual supports. You just might be amazed at how much faster a visual learner will pick up new concepts.
Down Syndrome Advocates in Action Nebraska, is a group for parents run by parents.