Early Intervention

Effective Speech Therapy Method for School-Aged Children with Down Syndrome

A recent research study shows that a relatively new therapy method improves speech comprehensibility in a subgroup of children with Down syndrome. Additionally, this study identified the “active ingredient” of this therapy method that was responsible for the gains in speech comprehensibility that children experienced.

Speech and language activities for preschool children with Down syndrome

This film from Down Syndrome Education Int. explains and demonstrates activities for promoting communication, speech and language development for preschool children with Down syndrome from 18 months to 4 years. It focuses on practical strategies to promote speech and language development that can be woven into everyday play, routines and activities.

Techniques to Encourage Speech/Language Development

Handout for parents with Techniques to Encourage Speech/Language Development from Denise Bryant, Slp, presentation as part of the workshop titled Young Children with Down Syndrome: Little Steps to a Big Future

Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)

A voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.

Tennessee Kindred Stories: Communication and Down Syndrome

This booklet includes family stories that illustrate common communication challenges of individuals with Down syndrome. The stories are from parents who have sons and daughters with Down syndrome who range in age from two to forty-one years. 

Waves, Inc

Waves empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential by providing early learning programming, adult day services, adult residential programs, and employment services. Through the core values of respect, integrity, and compassion.