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Down Syndrome Training Day

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‘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

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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

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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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Launch Training Day Success

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The Down Syndrome Development Trust’s first training event proved a success, with guest speaker Leela Baksi from Symbol UK.
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Roche Clinical Trials Published

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Roche Laboratories, teamed with other researchers, just published results describing a compound that reverses impaired brain cell signaling in a mouse model with Down syndrome.
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Study on Flashcards and Teach Spoken Language

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A research study, recently published in the Journal of Child Language, has reported that children with Down syndrome can benefit from the use of written words alongside pictures to help teach spoken vocabulary.
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