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Co-worker Training

The Co-Worker Network Supporting the communication of children and young people with Down syndrome – A 3 day course Down Syndrome Development Trust & Symbol UK Co worker training details. About the Course This course  is to train co-workers to run speech and language groups that assist people who have Down syndrome. Our colleagues at Symbol train staff to run speech and language groups
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DSDT Wins Funding for Training Days and Clinics

Sussex Community Foundation

Down Syndrome Development Trust wins funding from Sussex Community Foundation for training days and clinics.
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Big Lottery Fund to Support Music Masters

Lottery Funded Logo

Down Syndrome Development Trust is very happy to announce that we have received a grant from Big Lottery Fund to support the project “Music Masters”.
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Teenager Lad

‘Communication for Life’ Training day – 22nd November 2013. A day for families and professionals supporting children and young people with Down syndrome from age 9 to young adulthood. We look at communication issues in the context of adolescence, a time of transition from childhood to adulthood.
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DSE memory training results

Memory training study points to possible benefits for children with Down syndrome A study, conducted by researchers at Down Syndrome Education International and published today in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, suggests that adaptive working memory training might offer sustained benefits for young people with Down syndrome. Cogmed JM Working Memory Training – example activities Visuospatial short term memory scores (Automated     Working
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‘Follow up clinics’ invaluable hands on training opportunities

Down Syndrome Development Trust follow up clinics for schools and parents. Follow up clinics after each training day are a good way of expanding the knowledge of parents and supporting members of staff; helping gain further guidance and support for teaching children and young people with DS on methods of best practise. What happens at the clinics? The children take part in group activities with the therapist followed by the informative discussion
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