The Las Vegas Learning Program is designed to supplement traditional education and strengthen the academic potential of children with Down syndrome. The program focuses on the specific cognitive profile of children with Down syndrome to further enhance their learning opportunity. This model emphasizes parents as first-teachers for their children, bringing the results of research into practice, as well as training parents to serve as capable advocates for their children in the educational process. The Learning Program aims to provide children; skilled activities with a teacher, occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist to enhance the development of literacy, math, language and fine motor skills along with simultaneous training for the parents. To ensure optimal carryover, parents receive materials to work with their children at home or at school. Our program meets once a month throughout the school year to provide these services to members of the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada.
When: Monthly, on the third Saturday of each month. Beginning in September 2016 and continuing throughout the year for ten LP sessions.
Age Range and Times:
Level 1 (ages 4-6 years old): 12:00-1:30pm Level 2 (ages 5-8 years old): 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $250 for 10 months (participation and materials included). Arrangements can be made to pay monthly.
Requirements: Membership in DSOSN
Facilitators: Taylor Gardner and Casey Walker
Please contact: Taylor Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 702-524-0758 if you are interested in your child participating for the 2016-2017 school calendar year.