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The Learning Program – The 2022-2023 Series

The 10th year of the Learning Program at DSAGR kicked off in September 2022 as a hybrid model.

Registration is closed for 2022-2023.  Contact Sherry Klauer for program information for Sept 2023 to June 2024.

The Learning Program is an educational program that serves as a platform for sharing literacy and math instructional strategies, resources and activities to improve academic outcomes for students with Down syndrome, equipping families with the knowledge and tools to work effectively at home and at school.

There will be a total of 8 sessions held on Saturdays between September 2022 and May 2022. 5 of these sessions are for parents only in a virtual format (October, January, April, May, and June). 3 of these sessions are in person and be for both parents and children to receive instruction (November, February, and March). In September, we had a Family Day to meet teachers, other families and enjoy a park day.

During the in-person sessions, parents will receive instructions in a separate parent only class.  Children will receive hands-on learning in a student class with centers that focus on literacy, math and fine motor/handwriting setting led by a qualified teacher and occupational therapist with volunteers to maintain a low teacher to student ratio. All in-person classes will be held at River Road Church Baptist in Richmond, VA. All the dates are below.

What level might be best for your child?

  • LP Level 1 (recommended ages PreK-1st grade or emerging readers)
  • LP Level 2 (recommended ages 2nd-3rd grade)
  • LP Level 3 (recommended ages 4th-6th grade) – will be offered depending on interest

Parent classes are taught by a local teacher using the Learning Program curriculum. Watch this sample video for a snapshot of what is covered in the parent learning classes – ABCs of Effective Reading Instruction. The in-person student classes are like the learning in this Learning Program video here!

Cost: The cost of the program is $195 (Scholarships Available).  The cost covers:

  • 8 parent learning sessions (Sept-June)
  • Student reading books for Fall and Spring
  • Math number line for each new participant
  • Resources related to literacy, math and more
  • Access to the LP Online resources
  • Access to a private LP Online Facebook page
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