Down Syndrome Education
Aragon will push a pioneer in the training material for professionals and families of people with Down syndrome. The project, whose outcome has been captured in a DVD, a CD and a book has been released today by the manager of the Aragon Institute of Social Services (IASS), Juan Carlos Castro, the coordinator of the early focus of the Foundation Down Zaragoza, Pilar Villarrocha, and responsible for External Relations of Master D Zaragoza, Manuel Fancies. This is an initiative promoted by the IASS, Zaragoza Down Foundation and Master D Company in which entities have also been involved Italian, Greek and Romanian. a innovative and accessible, this is a promotional material that is intended as a supplement to the activity carried out by professionals specialized centers, not as a substitute for this work as well as a useful tool for families. The ultimate goal is simply to improve the quality of life of these people and achieve high levels of autonomy.
a This tool has been developed in the framework of a European program Leonardo, with a transnational character, consists of a DVD aimed at relatives of people with Down syndrome to help them educate and encourage them throughout their development, which considers the whole child, taking into account the intrapersonal biological, psychological and educational, of each individual. The DVD is complemented by a CD, which contains web pages and the most significant contacts, both European and international, and with a book that outlines specific remedies tailored to each country. a In fact, it emphasizes the potential impact of autonomic Down the community, national and international, since the tool is translated into five languages (English, Spanish, Romanian, Italian and Greek). Similarly it has been subtitled in all languages in the whole DVD, so this is a totally accessible material. to the creation of this tool is an innovation with respect to the materials currently available for two issues fundamental. First, because it makes a journey through all stages of life and all areas in one document.
Furthermore, the type of material, primarily visual, which will let you reach all families, regardless of their socio-cultural. Also important is the proximity of the message, with different testimonies of professionals, families and people with Down syndrome. External -D, Manuel Fandos has been responsible for the Departments of Educational Innovation, Product and Mastervision Master-D and is currently External Relations of the company. Doctor in Educational Psychology from the University of Huelva, Bachelor of Science in Education from UNED and Ecclesiastical Studies from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Fandos a degree in Theology from the Regional Center for Theological Studies of Aragon, and the University Teaching Zaragoza. It also offers the Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education and is a trainer of trainers and monitor leisure. His work includes those of director of various public centers of Education Continuing Education Advisor at the Centers for Resource Teachers and Ejea de los Caballeros, Calatayud and Zaragoza Juan de Lanuza psychologist and the MEC. Fandos Manuel has worked also as an associate professor at the University of Manchester (England) and professor of Experimental Speech, and Speech and New Technologies and Teaching Methodology. Head of the Department of Experimental Speech-Leng Fono Aragon, (affiliate of the University of Manchester). Exercises, in turn, as a consultant to Kaleidos, Office Services educational psychologists in Zaragoza.