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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Just Like You - Down Syndrome

I shared this video last year, and am sharing again because the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City did such a wonderful job with the Just Like You advocacy and awareness video.

It's nice to see the different sets of friends and hear them talking about their friendships.

I was thinking of sharing this video with Kayla's class - 4th graders. The video is 13 minutes long, do you think that age group will maintain interest in this video, or is it too long to show during my talk? I haven't yet talked with her teacher so I'm not sure how much time I'll even have in the classroom. I like to show a picture of Kayla's chromosomes and just talk about why she has Down syndrome and then a little bit about what that means for Kayla.


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Brianna said...

Did you do a presentation to Kayla's class when she was in kindergarten? If so, what did you say? I am struggling with the appropriate approach.

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Rebecca said...

I'm a teacher... I shared this video with my 3rd graders last year. There wasn't a sound while it was on. :)

I explained my personal connection and then played the video. We also did a few activities afterward.

BW aka Barbara from Boston said...

Sorry you had to delete hurtful comments. The video should be seen by all. Would be a good idea to require it for those training as teachers, doctors, psychologists and police. I have been reading your blog through love that max. Thanks for giving everyone something to think about. Barbara

Becca said...

Samantha's teacher showed it to her 2nd grade class 2 weeks ago, and they all sat through it with attention. When it was over, they had some very insightful questions, and the teacher was pleasantly surprised by the response. I think it's given them a better understanding of Samantha. The school administration is talking about showing it to the whole school at some point.