Training this term at our centre in Bingley

To be completed by: Fri 16 Jun 2017

Time: -Fri 16 Jun 2017 | Venue:

Join us for training in: signing, teaching basic number skills, time and money skills, toileting and Clicker 6/7


Signing for children with Down syndrome

This course is over two mornings:

Thursday 15th June, and Wednesday 21st June,

9.30 to 11.30

The course covers why we use signing with children with Down syndrome, the alphabet (finger spelling), signs for manners, animals,  food, family and other people, in the home, the 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 practise of useful phrases and familiar children’s songs.

Our book “signing for children with Down syndrome” is available to purchase for £7


Teaching basic numeracy to children with Down syndrome and other learning difficulties using the Numicon approach. Numbers up to 10

Friday 16th June, 9.30 to 12.30pm

The morning will cover how we learn to count, the challenges and basic number skills up to 10. It will introduce the Numicon Foundation Kit and include practical activities and suggestions to promote numeracy. It is relevant for staff and parents working with children aged birth upwards who are still working with numbers up to 10.

COST: £60 per professional (£15 for second person from same school)/£15 per family member.

A memory stick of resources is available for £7.

Teaching basic numeracy to children with Down syndrome and other learning difficulties using the Numicon approach. Beyond 10, time and money

Friday 23th June, 9.30 to 3pm

The morning will cover counting beyond 10, introducing two digit numbers, addition and subtraction, counting in 10s, introducing place value and look at realistic targets for children with Down syndrome in this area.

After lunch detailed programmes developed by Wendy Uttley to teach time and money will be outlined. We will use some of the activities and resources from the programmes to illustrate how to teach these two necessary life skills.

COST: £95 per professional (£30 for second person from same school)/£30 per family member. Lunch included in price of this day.

A Memory stick of the time and money programme and resources is available for £14

BOTH NUMBER DAYS CAN  BE ATTENDED FOR THE  REDUCED COST OF £120 per professional (£40 for a second person from same school)/£40 per family member


Toilet training for all ages  


Fridays 30th June, 7th July, 14th July, 10 to 12pm

Do you need help toilet training your child?

Whether it be a young child just starting or an older child who still needs to develop skills towards independent toileting you are welcome to join us.

Sessions will run over three weeks and cover how the bladder develops, skills needed to use the toilet, tips on toilet training, constipation, day and night time wetting and set targets for each child. There will also be opportunities to support each other, share ideas and resources and monitor progress.

This will be 2 hours a week for 3 weeks and be limited to 10 people. FREE.

Creche available at £10 per child per session.


Clicker 6 (and 7)

Course is over two mornings

Thursdays 29th June and 6th July, 9.30 to 12.30.

Clicker 6 (or the upgrade to Clicker 7) is a fantastic programme enabling users to build their own sentences, make talking books by recording their own voice, make word and picture banks for topics and much more.

The training (over 2 mornings) will introduce Clicker 6 and demonstrate its many features. It will include activities to help you create word banks, sentence building grids, talking books and picture/word/sound matching activities. Clicker 7 differences will also be detailed.

We do have limited access to Clicker 6 at the Centre,

however if you already have Clicker 6 (or 7) loaded on a

laptop we encourage you to bring it along. Please let us know when you book whether you are able to bring a laptop .


AUTUMN TERM Dates for training in the Autumn term have now been set. Please contact the office for details of courses and times.

01274 561308







Published: 05/06/2017
Audience: Staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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