Beyond Writing a DS training day East Sussex May 1st 2014.

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“Beyond writing – other strategies for recording for pupils with Down Syndrome” Thursday 1st May Most pupils with Down syndrome will develop useful writing and/or typing skills given the right support over time. In the meantime, there are other strategies and technologies that can be used to explore what pupils know and think, and record Read more…

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 Read more…

Pilot Drum Circle

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 Pilot Drum circle successfully launched in Brighton We are very happy to announce that yesterday the first session of the pilot drum circle took place in Brighton. The event was led by the drum teacher Adey Peterkin of Drum Community. We had eight children accompanied by their parents who all took very active part and enjoyed their Read more…


‘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 Read more…

Upcoming Training Day On Behaviour

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Titled: ‘I’m not stubborn, I’m tenacious!’ With guest speaker: Tessa Duffy Managing Director of Symbol UK Venue: Seaford East Sussex Date: 20th of September 2013 Down Syndrome Development Trust will be hosting a one day workshop ,’I’m not stubborn, I’m tenacious!’ for parents and professionals supporting children and adults with Down Syndrome who present with challenges Read more…


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 Read more…