Signing for children with Down syndrome
Session 1 - Wednesday 26th September 2018
Session 2 - Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Time 9.30 until 11.30am both days
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 practise 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)
Teaching basic numeracy to children with Down syndrome and other learning difficulties using the Numicon approach
Wednesday 10th October 2018, 9.30 to 12.30pm
The morning will cover how we learn to count 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.
Memory stick of resources available £10.00
Let's make it visual
Using visual resources to develop the language literacy and communication skills of children with Down syndrome
Wednesday 17th October 2018, 9.30 to 3.00pm
The day will cover why the written word is used as a visual tool to develop
language skills. Methods to develop clarity of speech, grammar, vocabulary, and lengthen sentence utterance will be discussed and illustrated.
It will also detail visual timetables, conversation diaries and ideas to develop reading, writing and spelling skills.
After lunch there will be a software demonstration of Clicker 6/7 and details on the Reading Language Intervention programme.
Full day £80 per professional (£20 for second person from same school)/£20 per family member.
Refreshments provided but please bring own lunch.
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