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Films Crossing Tahoe: A Swimmer's Dream
Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months
Kids with Down Syndrome: Staying Healthy and Making Friends
Discovery: Pathways to Better Speech for Children with Down Syndrome
What Did You Say? A Guide to Speech Intelligibility in People with Down Syndrome
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I put this short public service announcement together at the request of the Arc of Northern Virginia. It features Virginians with intellectual disabilities who stand to be hurt by thoughtless, cruel names they might be called.

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Films on DVD
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Crossing Tahoe Cover
Published in 2008.
44 minutes.
Color / Widescreen
Dolby Digital Stereo
Crossing Tahoe
A Swimmer's Dream
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Also available as a Blu-ray high-resolution disc. E-mail for details.

On a frosty morning in September 2007, Karen Gaffney plunged into the dark waters of Lake Tahoe. Her ambitious goal: to join the few ultra-swimmers who’ve crossed the width of the lake and to be the first woman to cross in the bone-chilling cold of late September.

Having Down syndrome was the least of her challenges. To conquer the nine-mile distance, she would need all the strength, courage and spirit she had.

See the first seven minutes! Click here.

Seen the DVD? Check out this deleted scene from Kids with Down Syndrome

Written, Edited and Produced by Will Schermerhorn

 

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Down Syndrome The First 18 Months
Published in 2003.
1 hour, 48 minutes.
Color / Dolby Digital Stereo
Down Syndrome
The First 18 Months
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$5 off of full price of $39.99
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A comprehensive overview of what to expect and what to do for babies and children with Down syndrome from birth to walking.

Features crucial information from many of the world's top Down syndrome experts and experienced parents of children with Down syndrome.

This DVD is in English with the alternate soundtracks in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic.

"WOW!! I wish this video was available when my daughter was born almost 3 years ago! It should be included in every diaper bag from the hospital when the child has Down syndrome! It is all of the information that I wish I knew when my daughter was first born. It is like Down syndrome 101."
--comment on Amazon.com

Written, Edited and Produced by Will Schermerhorn



 
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Kids with Down Syndrome DVD
Published in 2008.
2 hours
for main and related programs.
Color / Dolby Digital Stereo
Kids with Down Syndrome
Staying Healthy and Making Friends
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An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the social and health issues for children with Down syndrome. Topics include toilet training, managing behavior, sleep problems and the crucial ear and hearing concerns.

See these complete chapters now for free:
Hearing Issues

Making Sense of Research
First Steps to Independence

A review of Kids with Down Syndrome from the April 2008 Down Syndrome News:

"I continue to be a big fan of Schermerhorn’s videos. ... Schermerhorn’s skill with this format lets him pack a lot of information into the video, which is great for busy parents of newborns, toddlers and school-age children who are looking for an introduction or a refresher on issues that may come with growing up with DS."

Read the complete review

Written, Edited and Produced by Will Schermerhorn

 
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Discovery DVD
Published in 2005.
1 hour, 21 minutes.
Color / Dolby Digital Stereo
Discovery
Pathways to Better Speech for Children with Down Syndrome
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$5 off of full price of $29.99
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Explore the real world of speech in children with Down syndrome and discover strategies to encourage a child's best possible speech.

With examples and stories about development and focused, valuable interviews with top professionals in the field of Down syndrome speech, the film shows how to encourage better speech and communication from an early age.

See these complete chapters now for free:
Ethan Goes to Kindergarten
Hearing Concerns

Making Speech Understandable

Written, Edited and Produced by Will Schermerhorn

 

 
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What Did You Say DVDPublished in 2006.
59 minutes for main and related programs.
Color / Dolby Digital Stereo

What Did You Say?
A Guide to Speech Intelligibility in People with Down Syndrome
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Identifying factors that affect an individual's speech clarity is the essential first step in developing a strategy to improve that person's speech clarity.

In this film, Libby Kumin, founder of the Down Syndrome Center for Excellence and one of the top speech language patholologists in the United States, takes viewers step-by-step through the factors that affect speech in youngsters and adults with Down syndrome.

This DVD includes the companion film, "Speech Intelligibility and Your Child's IEP."
Written by Libby Kumin, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Directed and Edited by Will Schermerhorn, Produced by Kumin and Schermerhorn

 

 
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