A Peer Presentation is a 15 to 20 minute classroom or grade level presentation tailored around your child. It addresses any issues that others in your child’s class may need help to understand.
Often openly discussing Down syndrome will encourage classmates to understand why another child learns or behaves differently. By teaching kids about disabilities, parents can emphasize the need to include and accept children with Down syndrome and offer suggestions on how to include them. Some students may be unsure of how to communicate with a child that appears different. Classroom presentations can address concerns or questions and help set minds at ease and show them they really are more alike than different. Many students demonstrate compassion and kindness when they are fully aware that a classmate has a challenging disability.
Caroline Fehlhafer and Liz Echternkamp will be showing parents how to give Peer Presentations to their child’s classroom. We think this is a great way to help our children succeed in the classroom; please feel free to come even if you feel you don’t want to be the one to give the presentation. We have several people that would be happy to give the presentation to your classroom but it will be helpful for you to understand the presentation so you can offer specific suggestions for your child.