Kids With Down Syndrome: Going to School
As with all people, there is a wide range of cognitive abilities in people with Down syndrome (DS). Most people with Down syndrome have IQs that fall in the mild to moderate range of retardation.
It's impossible to know at birth what a child's capabilities will be, but all children can benefit from early intervention. Kids with Down syndrome are now educated in regular public schools, for the most part, and can learn to read, do math, count money, balance a checkbook and live independently as adults.