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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  


Study on Flashcards and Teaching Spoken Language

Recently published research study 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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Actor Sarah Gordy Becomes Charity Patron

sarah Gordy

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

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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