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Reading Intervention at Home Launched!

Oxford Reading Tree

These techniques are currently recognised as the best-practice method of teaching children with Down Syndrome how to read and how to develop speech and language skills.
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Helpline available now

New Helpline Number  “01323 893323” DSDT are pleased to offer a telephone advice service, providing information on enrichment, education, health, EHCP support and much more. Helpline open hrs: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1pm  


2018 Co worker training course available in Sussex

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Co-worker Training 2018 Supporting the communication of children and young people with Down Syndrome – a 3 day course About the course: The training course is designed to develop speech and language groups that assist people who have Down syndrome to develop their communication skills. Cost per delegate – £450 Dates – Thursday 18th October Thursday 8th November Thursday 6th December For more info
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‘Differentiation Made Easy’ an up coming training event 2018

A one day course Supporting pupils with Down syndrome with speech language and communication across the curriculum (key stage 2, 3 and 4) More info coming soon When and where? Thursday: June 14th 2018 Venue:  Sussex TBA Who should attend this training? Senco’s, school staff TA’s, S&LT’s and parents If you would like to attend or request further information Please express your interest via
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EHC Plan Legal Advice and Support

Education, Health and Care plans (EHC) support focusing on the syndrome specific learning style of children and young people with Down Syndrome.
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EHC Plan Support Testimonial

Sen Smallwood

Having been aware of the DSDT for a while, we contacted Sen to ask for advice on the EHCP process. Initially she sent us a very helpful email with some general guidance, along with the offer to look over the draft plan and support us at any meetings with the local authority and school to discuss the plan.
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