Will my 14 year old with down syndrome get help with his speech and reading there?

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Alister Doyle, Noodle Advisor

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Yes, DKDC has classrooms for children with both moderate and severe cognitive impairment where your your son will receive instruction in the following areas:

  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • daily living skills
  • leisure skills, functional academic skills
  • community-based instruction
  • communication skills

And if your son needs help with his speech and reading in particular, you can work with the teachers at the school develop an Individualized Education Program to identify appropriate curricular areas and goals to meet his unique needs.

If you have any other questions you can always contact the DKDC directly and it might also be worth getting in touch with the Michigan Alliance for Families for information about IEPs and more. Contact: (800) 552-4821 or michelle@michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

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