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Specialized Educational Series

This program will empower parents to help their children succeed in school by understanding how children with Down syndrome learn and how to support them in succeeding. The three part series includes Down Syndrome and Learning, Reading Interventions and Math Interventions. This program is open to parents and educators.

This series will be appropriate for any grade level. Each session will consist of one hour presentation and one hour of small groups learning practical application. Each small group will each be facilitated by a Special Education teacher. These groups will be divided up by the skill level and age of the child. The focus of this group will be discussing how to implement what you have learned in the presentation and answering questions specific to your child.

The series will be taught by TDSN board member Kristin Burnette. She has been leading TDSN parent trainings for over three years. She also has been working with TDSN to create training videos for teachers and service providers of children with Down syndrome. Kristin is a Nationally Board Certified Special Education Teacher for students with low incidence disabilities in Wake County where she also serves on the Special Education Advisory Council for Wake County Public Schools. Mrs. Burnette has Master’s degree from East Carolina University in Special Education Low Incidence Disabilities with a certificate in Assistive Technology.