What My Kid Did
My child's resource teacher sent me a note telling me that she observed my daughter helping another child with his morning work in just the way she would have - encouraging him to sound out the words, use context clues, etc.
How It Happened
I love it when my child, who has Down syndrome, can *give* help and not just *get* help! It is so empowering! She has strong and weak areas, just like any child, and it is lovely for that to be recognized by both the adults in her life, as well as her peers.
- Encourage teachers to look for opportunities for natural, peer supports rather than adult intervention. Kids learn from each other all the time, and it's good for both the giver and the recipient of the help.