BACK TO SCHOOL TRAINING at the PAMELA SUNTER
CENTRE, 2 Whitley Street, Bingley
Our first training session, Including children with Down syndrome - an introduction, on Friday 23rd September, will give participants a good overview of what Down syndrome is, discuss society’s view of Down syndrome, detail the specific learning profile
- strengths and weaknesses, health issues and briefly look at strategies to help develop all areas of learning and manage behaviour. Following this course many areas can be studied in depth through further training courses covering number skills, time and
money skills, language development, signing, behaviour, sexuality relationships education and reading.
All courses are detailed on our
Including children with Down syndrome - An Introduction
Friday 23rd Sept 2016, 9.00 to 1.00pm (detailed above)
COST: £80 per professional/£20 per family member. Refreshments provided.
Signing for children with Down syndrome
Session 1— Friday, 30 September , 9.30 to 11.30am
Covers why we use signing with children with Down syndrome and the signs for manners, animals, food, family and other people, and the alphabet.
Session 2— Friday 7 October , 9.30 to 11.30am
Covers signs for the home, school day, colours, descriptions, time/days, questions and connective/link words. Followed by a discussion on how behaviour can be addressed through introducing signing.
Both sessions will include practice of useful phrases and familiar children’s songs. A book “Signing and Down syndrome”, covering the signs in this course is available for £7
COST: £80 per professional/£20 per family member for both sessions inclusive.
ME, my body, my friends, my life
Our 5 week sexuality relationships education course starts Wednesday 5th October, 10am to 12,30pm, and is relevant for parents and professionals living and working with children who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities from aged 6 years.
This can be a subject that some people find very uncomfortable to approach yet it is vital for our children to understand the many areas covered. Through fun activities the course helps overcome these fears. The course includes a set of resources, worksheets
and programme of delivery written by Wendy Uttley. Public and private conversation, actions, touch, places and body parts, feelings, puberty, personal hygiene, safety in the community, social boundaries and appropriate greetings.