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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:

2018 Co worker training course available in Sussex


Co-worker Training 2018 Supporting the communication of children and young people with Down Syndrome – a 3 day course About the course: The training course is designed to develop speech and language groups that assist people who have Down syndrome to develop their communication skills. Cost per delegate – £450 Dates – Thursday 18th October Thursday 8th November Thursday 6th December For more info
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‘Differentiation Made Easy’ an up coming training event 2018

A one day course Supporting pupils with Down syndrome with speech language and communication across the curriculum (key stage 2, 3 and 4) More info coming soon When and where? Thursday: June 14th 2018 Venue:  Sussex TBA Who should attend this training? Senco’s, school staff TA’s, S&LT’s and parents If you would like to attend or request further information Please express your interest via
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“We’re all in this together” study day 7 December 2017

Speech, language and communication for children with Down syndrome in Primary Phase For staff working in mainstream schools including Teaching Assistants,Classroom Teachers, SENCO’s, Support Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and parents. A one day workshop for families and professionals supporting children with Down syndrome up to the age of 11, on understanding our children’s communication profile and supporting them to develop their speech, language
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Upcoming Training Oct 4th 2017

Working with Children who have Down Syndrome in Mainstream Schools: Strategies to support communication and learning Oct 4th 2017 For staff working in mainstream  schools, including Teaching Assistants, Classroom Teachers, SENCO’s, Support Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists. This course enables staff to review and update strategies used in school. It offers essential information about Down Syndrome and  effective strategies for staff who are relatively
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DSDT Reading Intervention Consultancy

This scheme is designed to get you started on good reading practice. DSDT staff will guide you through the activities, and provide you with advice on how to further implement them into your day.
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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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