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Up-to-date knowledge of Down Syndrome ensures the most effective way of planning support and strategies of intervention for people of this population. Down Syndrome Development Trust provides specialised training for parents, teachers and professionals supporting people with DS.

For additional info call DSDT on 07897 373839 or email us here – hello@downsyndromedevelopment.org.uk.

Training events coming up include:

Nutrition Hub Workshops Great Results!

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Nutrition Hub Workshops For improving the health of children with DS The 8 month series of workshops during 2016 on improving nutrition for children with Down syndrome, proved a great success. Parents reported significant improvements in a number of areas of their child’s wellbeing, with small changes to diet. Coming Soon in 2017 – 2018 The HEALTH TOOLKIT for supporting children with DS. The
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Music workshop success!

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Additional music workshops will be available shortly, please get in touch if you would like to attend. Why music? Music and rhythm playing directly engages the cerebellum region within the brain (an area that is particularly weak for children with Down syndrome). Other studies highlight that with simple prolonged music instruction, participants have increased brain activity. Particularly the cerebellum grows larger than with people
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Upcoming Workshops on achieving successful inclusion 2016 to 2017

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                            A workshop to explore how to identify the tools and knowledge needed to achieve successful inclusion within a mainstream setting. Children with Down syndrome have a number of issues both physically and cognitively to contend with, which can hamper their learning. This workshop will help you to gain a greater
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DSDT Reading intervention available

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DSDT Reading intervention available now ! What’s on offer? The reading intervention is based in the proven sight reading techniques also used by renowned organisations such as DSE in the UK and the Institute of Human Potential in the US.  Techniques currently recognised as the best practice method of teaching children with DS how to read and develop S&L skills.Each reading book is supplied
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Co-worker Training

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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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‘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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