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ERIC Number: EJ1026719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Supporting Children with Genetic Syndromes in the Classroom: The Example of 22q Deletion Syndrome
Reilly, Colin; Stedman, Lindsey
Support for Learning, v28 n3 p115-121 Aug 2013
An increasing number of children are likely to have a known genetic cause for their special educational needs. One such genetic condition is 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22qDS), a genetic syndrome associated with early speech and language difficulties, global and specific cognitive impairments, difficulties with attention and difficulties with social-emotional functioning. In this article the learning and behavioural strengths and needs of this genetic syndrome are described along with recommendations for classroom-based interventions. Suggested recommendations in the learning and emotional-behavioural domains for the syndrome draw on a number of approaches that have been found to be useful for children with a range of conditions including ADHD, ASD and dyscalculia. While teachers cannot be expected to know about all potential genetic causes for special educational needs, knowing that a genetic condition is likely to be associated with a pattern of relative cognitive and behavioural strengths and needs is important.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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