These techniques are currently recognised as the best-practice method of teaching children with Down Syndrome how to read and how to develop speech and language skills.
These items appear on the Reading Intervention PAGE as other resources
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.
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.
This workshop looks at movement and development, especially in the pre-school and primary years and how we can use Rhythmic Movements and other activities with young children to make sure they are able to participate and successfully achieve at school.
Music and rhythm playing directly engages the cerebellum region within the brain (an area that is particularly weak for children with Down syndrome).
Pupils with Down syndrome often exhibit difficulties with taking in, integrating and making use of sensory information.