Reading language Intervention and Down syndrome

To be completed by: Wed 23 May 2018

Time: -Wed 23 May 2018 | Venue:

Over two mornings we will detail the Reading Language Intervention programme, how to take a running record and use it to plan sessions, how to grade reading books and how to tailor language activities to meet the needs of pupils with Down syndrome. Lots of amazing detail and ideas.

The RLI programme. detailed in a teacher’s handbook and DVD developed and produced by Down Syndrome Education International, provides a systematic structured approach via daily activities that can be finely adapted to each child. The training days will cover the theory behind the programme, how to assess a child to find a starting point, how to monitor and record progress and how to deliver the daily intervention with examples from, and reference to, the teacher’s handbook and DVD.

The RLI programme comprises of two strands of intervention; a reading strand and a language strand.

The aim of the RLI programme is to:

  • Improve spoken language and literacy skills of children with Down syndrome.
  • Improve teaching practice and support educators – we have for a long time known reading is a strength for children with Down syndrome but not all educators are aware of this or how to ensure the children reach their full reading potential.


Dates:  Wednesday 9th May and Wednesday 23rd May 2018. This course is over two half days


Time:  9.30am to 12.30pm both days


Parking: Parking is available around the back of the building but if this is full, parking is available on the nearby streets but please check the parking restrictions. If it is easier to travel by train we are only a short walk from the station.


Cost:  £120 per professional (£40 for second person from same school)/£30 per parent.  Places limited to 16.

for details and booking please visit our website



Published: 23/04/2018
Audience: teaching staff working with children who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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