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PWS SCHOOL EDUCATION DVD!!
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) (PWSA (USA)) and Prader-Willi
California Foundation (PWCF) are proud to introduce a new and wonderfully
exciting tool to benefit those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) in school. A DVD
entitled, “Understanding the Student with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Strategies for
Success,” provides teachers and other school personnel with an introduction and
overview of the issues associated with PWS and demonstrates and describes
pragmatic strategies that school staff can use in supporting the success of a
student with PWS in their classroom. Teachers and school staff will appreciate a
coherent explanation and demonstration of issues at play with a student with PWS,
concise explanation of various strategies to use to support him or her, and
user-friendliness of the DVD for busy educators. Parents will value its role in
helping their child in school.
The DVD has been over a year in the making and has been a long-time dream of
PWSA and parents of children with PWS. A dedicated group of individuals combined
efforts and talent to make this project a reality and to give those with PWS and
those who work with them in the school setting an opportunity to achieve the
best possible outcomes. In particular, Michelle Donaldson and Ruby Gold worked
many hours spearheading the production of the DVD, keeping it on track and to
point. Also, Bob Bernstein worked hard to organize a wonderfully successful
fundraising event in Boston, First & Goal, to fund the project. The New England
chapter and Bob’s personal friend, Mike Smith, went above and beyond to assist
in the event’s success, ensuring the feasibility of the DVD. Teachers, students
and PWS expert, Mary K. Ziccardi, participated in the DVD providing a unique
view from which to understand the school environment and the student with PWS.
Many other volunteers and staff from PWSA (USA) and PWCF worked together and
contributed time and skill. Without all these individuals, we might still be
wishing for this needed DVD. A BIG THANK YOU goes to every one of them!
The DVD is for all parents who have a child with PWS in school and for all
school personnel who have a child with PWS in their school.
To order the DVD for $20, please contact PWSA (USA) or Prader-Willi
California Foundation (PWCF)
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Order this DVD with the Teacher’s Handbook for $28.
Available only through PWSA (USA)
Teacher's Handbook (2003)
Barbara Dorn & Barbara J. Goff, Ed.D
A resource book for educators. Important for all who work with
students with PWS to gain knowledge about this disorder as well as the
many factors that influence their learning. This resource manual will
provide teachers with valuable information to assist in working with
students of all abilities.
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