Teaching basic number skills to children with Down syndrome and other LDD

The training will overview how children with Down syndrome learn and how this impacts on learning and understanding number skills. It will detail how basic skills develop and how intervention can help support a child to overcome barriers via visual/hands on resources such as Numicon

Teaching basic number skills to children with Down syndrome and other learning difficulties using the Numicon approach

Monday 11th February 2019, 9.30 to 12.30pm at The Pamela Sunter Centre, Bingley

Basic number skills are vital to enable everyday social inclusion and independence. The training will commence with an overview of the learning profile of a child with Down syndrome; exploring working memory and how this impacts on learning numbers. It will detail how children learn basic number skills – recognising numbers, saying number names, counting to find ‘how many?’ and early hands on addition. It will explore the challenges faced by children who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities and demonstrate how the use of Numicon as a visual representation of number can help to overcome these difficulties and lead to increased understanding and confidence.

COST: £60 per professional (£15 for second person from same school)/£15 per family member. If cost is prohibitive you are welcome to attend but please    consider organising a fundraising event for us, thank you

 Memory stick of resources available £10.00

  •  It is going to be invaluable for me and my setting to support our children and  develop them to their maximum  potential.
  •  Very thought provoking - good examples shown to understand the difficulty maths  presents to  children.
  •  Despite not having used Numicon before I found it easy to  follow and flexible.   It was very helpful.

 


Opportunity

Published: 28/01/2019
Audience: Staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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