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Actor Sarah Gordy Becomes Charity Patron

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Sarah Gordy a passionate and experienced actor with Down Syndrome
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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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Cranial clinic update

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Bryn Musson (registered  Osteopath) in Partnership with Down Syndrome Development Trust. Cranial clinic. Parents inform us that after a number of sessions their children received immediate health benefits. Benefits to Cranial Osteopathy Cranial osteopathy can have a number of positive effects on the skeletal development of the body. It has also been reported to make a big difference with upper respiratory issues that many children with Down syndrome suffer from. If
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Down Syndrome World Awareness Day

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On March 21, 2013, the 2nd World Down Syndrome Day – made official by the UN – will be celebrated across the world. This event aims to raise awareness about Down syndrome and inform members of the public about this often misunderstood disability, and about the prejudices people with Down Syndrome face each day. With advanced methods of prenatal screening now or soon to be available, this day takes on a singular and urgent dimension.
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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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