Down Syndrome Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Subscribe with iTunesWelcome to the Down Syndrome Podcast Series provided by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and hosted by Kishore Vellody, MD, medical director of Children’s Down Syndrome Center. The podcasts will focus on a wide range of issues related to down syndrome for parents, caregivers, educators, and medical professionals. Podcasts are updated regularly and will feature discussions with medical experts in cardiology, otolaryngology, sleep disorders, infectious diseases, and more.

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Best Practices and Resources for Online Education in Ds (with Dr. Sean Smith)

Dr. Sean Smith is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas and is a nationally recognized expert in special education, particularly in the use of technology in educational programming. Given the coronavirus pandemic, many children with Ds are now needing to use online tools that may not be ideal for their learning on their own. Dr. Smith discusses these issues as well as multiple other resources on this podcast.

NDSC Webinar Series on Education with Dr. Smith
Study Island
K12 Incorporated
Connections Academy
Pearson Online Learning
Khan Academy

Released: 3/20/2020

Coronavirus (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Since our last episode on respiratory viruses was recorded prior to the arrival of coronavirus (causing COVID 19) in the U.S., Dr. Nowalk graciously agreed to join us to give us the current status of this viral outbreak and what we know about it's potential impact in children with Down syndrome.

Released: 3/10/2020

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