Supporting Students with Down Syndrome - Online Short Course

Supporting Students with Down Syndrome - Online Short Course

The Course
Dr Paula Kluth and Illume Learning are so pleased to provide this online short course in supporting students with Down syndrome in inclusive schools.
In this course you will:
  • Learn three powerful planning tools you can use to positively support your students with Down syndrome
  • Be introduced to responses you can share when a student’s placement in an inclusive classroom is being challenged
  • Gain strategies for engaging your students (e.g., communication supports, curricular adaptations)
Your registration includes:
  • 6 hours of live and on demand online professional development sessions available to view throughout the month of October
  • Certificate of Attendance

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The Sessions

LIVE 8pm AEST Monday 4th October 2021
Replay on-demand 5th - 31st October
Session One: Inclusive Classrooms - 5 Things Every Teacher MUST Know

The word ‘inclusion’ is used widely, often to represent a range of ideas, models and beliefs. But what does inclusive education - real, true inclusion - actually mean? In this session we’ll be exploring the knowledge, beliefs and actions required to make inclusive education a reality for all students. We’ll also examine common perceived barriers to inclusion for students with Down syndrome and, more importantly, why they’re just not real. A special focus of this session will be creating supports for students who are not at grade level and have different learning objectives than their peers.


Replay on-demand 5th - 31st October
Session Two: Understanding Down Syndrome - Myths, Truths & Possibilities

Are those with Down syndrome really more stubborn than their peers without disabilities? Does Down syndrome limit learning? Does inclusion work best for students with Down syndrome in the early years? If you are in need of the answers to these questions, join us for this session on myths and truths. We will explore the big misconceptions about Down syndrome in this webinar (including one that is pervasive in both schools and families), correct those misconceptions, and share strategies and supports related to each.


Replay on-demand 5th - 31st October
Session Three: Understanding Down Syndrome - 15+ Classroom Supports for Inclusive Classrooms

Need a social skill slam book? How about a stackable food web, a story kit, a purposeful fidget or an alternative pencil? If you teach in an inclusive classroom, the answer is - without a doubt - yes! This webinar will focus on practical supports that can be used for students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. In this session, we will highlight common struggles and needs of learners with Down syndrome (e.g., communication challenges, memory issues, movement differences) and outline practical solutions for each area of need. These ideas will help educators adapt and teach grade-level standards and provide inspiration for reaching all learners in the diverse classroom.


Replay on-demand 5th - 31st October
Session Four: Supporting Student Behaviour - Powerful Strategies to Maximise Engagement

Supporting student behaviour can make up SO much of your day - we get it. What if you had a better understanding of why your student with Down syndrome engages in the behaviours you find challenging? In this session we’ll be examining the most common behaviour challenges shared by educators supporting students with Down syndrome. We’ll explore the truth behind why they’re happening, and (the essential bit!) we’ll be sharing strategies for support including a helpful protocol for staff members, a preventative strengths-based tool and a powerful teacher-tested tip we see as the centrepiece of positive behaviour support.

Registration Fees

General Registration- $149 per person

Book Bundle- General Registration + four Paula Kluth books: 'Text Maps to Memory Caps', 'Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks', 'Don't We Already Do Inclusion?' and 'Universal Design Daily' + FREE Australian Shipping - $349 (Save $80)


Terms and Conditions

  • Access details will be provided by email on 2nd October 2021.
  • For registrations received after 2nd October, access details will be provided by email within 24 hours. 
  • Illume Learning takes no responsibility for emails not received due to errors or typos. Attendees should contact in the event access details are not received. 
  • On-demand access will be available until 31st October 2021. No extensions will be available. Refunds will not be offered in the event of non-attendance. 
  • Cancellations must be made in writing to 
  • Cancellations received by 5pm 1st October 2021 will be entitled to a refund of the online event fee minus a $30 administration fee
  • Cancellations received after 5pm 1st October 2021 will not be eligible for a refund.
  • This course is provided by Illume Learning and Paula Kluth's Inclusion Rules. Registered attendee details will be shared with both organisations. 

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