Free Speech and Language Training

A specialist network group for therapists working with children and young adults who have Down syndrome in the North of England. Therapists are warmly invited to our second FREE information and training day on Monday 13th July, 9.30-3.30 in Bradford.

The Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd warmly invites therapists to our second FREE information and training day on Monday 13th July with Prof. Sue Buckley and Dr Wendy Uttley

9.30   Arrive, tea/coffee

Professor Sue Buckley. Supporting reading and language development throughout preschool and primary school.

10.00 What is See and Learn? Sue will briefly outline the research and rationale behind the design of the See & Learn kits and demonstrate the See and Learn Speech and See and Learn Language and Reading kits/apps. She will also briefly discuss the research on signing with children with Down syndrome – for language and speech activities.

11.00  Break

11.15  What is RLI (Reading and Language Intervention) and how can it help speech and language therapists? Sue will outline the key features of the RLI programme and suggest ways that speech and language therapists can support the implementation of the programme in school, how it can be linked to the curriculum and how a child’s speech and language targets can be incorporated into the programme.

In both sessions Sue will welcome discussion and feedback on these approaches.

12.30   Lunch and networking.

1.30   Dr Wendy Uttley. Our Early Development Groups. We are currently delivering 10 fortnightly early intervention groups at our centre for children aged 12 months to 6 years. Wendy will detail some of the activities from the five year programme we have developed.

2.30   Break

2.45   Dr Wendy Uttley. Managing behaviour in sessions. Wendy will detail why some children with Down syndrome can present with challenging behaviours and suggest strategies to manage/modify behaviours so that learning can take place.

3.30    Finish



Published: 05/06/2015
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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