"See & learn®" in Arabic, an early intervention program to teach language & reading to children with down syndrome. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Abu Khadra, Hana K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-28T13:05:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-28T13:05:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-28
dc.date.submitted 2013-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1659
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-73). en_US
dc.description.abstract Children with Down syndrome exhibit delays in their general development. One aspect that is particularly affected is language and communication skills. Being a vital element and a precursor towards successful inclusive learning and living in the community, language has been the focus of years of research. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to the Arabic language, especially with respect to children with Down syndrome. This study involved 16 subjects with Down syndrome, ages between 3 and 6 years, attending a school for students with special needs in Lebanon. An early intervention reading program called See and Learn® developed in the UK has been adopted and adapted to accommodate the specific characteristics of Arabic language. Although a limited scope of the program was applied, the results were promising. See and Learn® focuses on the concept of children with Down syndrome being strong visual learners who will conform well to a structured routine setting in learning. This concept and the teaching strategies applied in the English program could be applied successfully to the Arabic Language, and would most certainly enable us to continue developing better strategies to teach children with Down syndrome reading, writing and good communication skills. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Down syndrome -- Patients -- Education en_US
dc.subject Children with mental disabilities -- Education -- Arabic language en_US
dc.subject Developmentally disabled -- Means of communication -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Arabic language -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title "See & learn®" in Arabic, an early intervention program to teach language & reading to children with down syndrome. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703821 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nuwar Diab
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leyla Harmoush
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 94 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Ahmad Oueini
dc.keywords Down syndrome en_US
dc.keywords Reading en_US
dc.keywords Language en_US
dc.keywords Communication en_US
dc.keywords Early Intervention en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.34 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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