Signing and Down Syndrome

To be completed by: Mon 26 Sep 2016

Time: -Mon 26 Sep 2016 | Venue:

Friday 30 September and 7 October, 9.30 to 11.30am. Two signing sessions covering approx. 300 signs relevant for aiding the communication and inclusion of children with Down Syndrome. Why we sign, instruction and practise of the signs.

Signing for children with Down Syndrome:


  • Session 1 -  Friday 30 September
  • Session 2 -  Friday 7 October
  • Time 9.30 until 11.30am 

Session 1 will cover 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  will cover 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 for second person from same school) /£20 per family member for both sessions inclusive. 

• A very useful course. Was good to be able to practise the signs straight away.
• Impressed with how much I have learnt over the two sessions.
• Really interactive and enjoyable.


Published: 26/09/2016
Audience: people working with children who have Down Syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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