Teaching a child with Down syndrome

March 3, 2021

3.45 pm – 5:15 pm (VIC)


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This event is now sold out. Due to the popularity of this event we have added another session on Tuesday 30 March.

Guidance for educators: provides tools, ideas and resources that you can incorporate into your educational content.


Date: Wednesday 3 March

Time: 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm (VIC)


This is an online event.

About the event

This session will provide guidance for educators working with students with Down syndrome, including tools, ideas and resources that you can incorporate into your educational context.

Educators will gain an understanding of:

  • Learning profile of a child with Down syndrome
  • Learning strengths and challenges
  • Strategies for teaching
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Inclusion

To Register

To register, please visit our online registration page.


Ro O'Dwyer

Ro O’Dwyer, Education Support Manager, DSV

Ro O’Dwyer has extensive teaching experience in primary schools in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. A passion for Literacy and supporting students to become readers led her to train as a Reading Recovery teacher and work in this and other Literacy Support roles. Ro completed graduate studies in Special Education and joined DSV as an education consultant in 2019. She has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with teachers, students and parents in metropolitan schools.

Paula Kilgallon

Paula Kilgallon, Education Support Manager, DSV

Paula Kilgallon is an experienced teacher who has worked in primary schools in both Australia and overseas. She also has experience teaching socially disadvantaged children with Berry Street. Paula has post graduate qualifications in Psychology, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology with Monash University. Paula joined the Education Support Team in January 2019, and is committed to helping students achieve their goals.

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