Reading language Intervention and Down syndrome

To be completed by: Tue 13 Nov 2018

Time: -Tue 13 Nov 2018 | Venue:

Training course with Wendy Uttley, Down Syndrome Training & Support Service detailing a reading and language intervention programme shown to improve the reading, language and speech skills in children with Down syndrome. Two mornings 21st & 28th Nov 9.30 to 12.30

Reading, Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome

Wednesday 21st and 28th November 2018.

This training course is over 2 half days,  9.30am to 12.30pm.

The training days will cover the theory behind the RLI  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 developed by Down Syndrome  Education International

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.

COST:  £120 per professional (£40 for second person from same school)/£30 per parent for both days inclusive. IF COST IS AN ISSUE PLEASE LET US KNOW 

EARLY READING BOOKS LINKED TO RLI PROGRAMME Two sets of 10 books are available to buy in print or download. The books have large clear print and images on a clear white background. Each page has a repetitive sentence as the  vocabulary builds and is revisited throughout the set. The first set of 10 books is written at level 1 of the Hatcher Grading scheme  and the second set at level 2. Cost: hard copy, £20 plus postage for the set of 10 books.  Electronic copy, £10 for the set.  


Published: 13/11/2018
Audience: staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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