DownSyn Forum Forum Index DownSyn Forum
Extra Chromosome... Extra Family
shoppingShop   Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   CalendarCalendar  RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   MapMap   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Forum TourForum Tour 

Hebrew and/or Judaic education

Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view       DownSyn Forum Forum Index -> Education
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
New Member

Joined: 24 Jul 2007

Last Visit: 25 Jul 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: July 24 2007, 10:45 PM    Post subject:
Hebrew and/or Judaic education
Reply with quote

I'm new to this forum, and I have a son, Jacob, who is 8 1/2 yrs old and has Down syndrome. Our family is Jewish. We are trying to work with our reformed synagogue to educate our son. This year, he is probably going to be entered in a 2nd grade "Family Class" for Sunday School. (He is a 3rd grader in public school in an inclusive setting with assistance.)

I am looking for help in identifying resources for teaching him the Hebrew alphabet (picture clues would be great!). Jacob is a sight word reader and is working towards becoming a phonetic reader. Hebrew is a very logical phonetic language (unlike English with its oodles of exceptions to every rule!). I was hoping some of you have been down the path to Bar/Bat Mitzvah already and could share some ideas on how to get our temple to help out. They do not have a special needs program and we need to work to design one.

Second grade "family class" means my husband or I would attend most of the Sunday school session with our son. (I did this with our daughter, now age 11, with a different teacher.) The teacher is a volunteer and not an educator by trade. He is friendly and willing to work with us, but he's looking to us to be the leaders in telling him what our son needs and what materials should be used/changed.

Any and all ideas welcome! I'd be happy to call you if you have advice to offer! Just write back and let me know!

Thanks so much!


PS I don't really know what the "Poll option" is as I'm new...can someone briefly explain?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's blog
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view       DownSyn Forum Forum Index -> Education All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum
Click above to help support this site

Down Syndrome: For New Parents


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2007 phpBB Group :: Spelling by SpellingCow.