October 2022 newsletter from the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service

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Includes news on our independent

speech & language group sessions

sessions with an independent OT & physio

Early intervention

Activities for young people with Down syndrome - youth club, dancing

 

PLEASE NOTE TRAINING THIS MONTH:

 

SIGNING & DOWN SYNDROME

Our signing course was due to start in September. However only a few people had booked so we

decided to move the course to run over two evenings in the hope that this will better meet needs.

Weds 4th Oct, 6.30 to 8.30pm

Thurs 12th Oct, 6.30 to 8.30pm

Please contact the office should you wish to book.

 

LET’S MAKE IT VISUAL — USING VISUAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP THE

LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND LITERACY SKILLS OF CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Wednesday 11th Oct, 9.30 to 12.30

The morning 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 See & Learn (DSEI), visual timetables,conversation diaries and ideas to develop reading, writing and spelling skills.

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

 

TEACHING BASIC NUMBER SKILLS TO CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND

OTHER LEARNING DIFFICULTIES USING THE NUMICON APPROACH

Wednesday 18th Oct, 9.30 to 12.30

Basic number skills are vital to enable everyday social inclusion and independence.

The training will commence with an overview of the learning profile of a child with Down syndrome; exploring working memory and how this impacts on learning

numbers. It will detail how children learn basic number skills –  recognising  numbers, saying number names, counting to find ‘how many?’

and early hands on addition. It will explore the challenges faced by children who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities

and demonstrate how the use of  Numicon as a visual representation of number can help to overcome these difficulties and lead to increased understanding and confidence.

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


Information

Published: 02/10/2023
Audience: staff working with children who have Down syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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