Training programme for 2014 / 2015
Supporting social development and behaviour (2-11 years)
Study day outlining how to support social development and positive behaviour from early childhood to the end of primary school. Practical advice on how to support friendships, play and social skills and how to support positive behaviour using learning strengths, associated with having Down's syndrome, to overcome challenges. Download full details | Download booking form
Monday 20 October 2014: 9am – 4pm - Sheffield | Thursday 12 February 2015: 9am – 4pm - Teddington
Support & practice in early years and primary education (4 to 11 years)
Study day on how to support learning and development in the early and primary years. Includes advice and practical strategies for supporting learning which draws on the specific learning strengths associated with having Down's syndrome but emphasises individual differences. Download full details | Download booking form
Friday 10 October 2014: 9am – 4pm | Friday 20th March 2015: 9am – 4pm | Teddington
Support & practice for young people in secondary education (11 to 16 years)
Workshop on how to support learning and development in the secondary years. There will be a focus on the learning strengths that are specific to young people with Down's syndrome with an emphasis on individual differences, as well as advice and practical strategies to support learning. Sessions include: understanding the learning profile and accessing the curriculum, language and communication skills, literacy and numeracy, and supporting social development and behaviour. Download full details | Download booking form
Friday 21 November 2014: 9am – 4pm | Teddington
Supporting Early Development (Birth to 5 years)
Workshop with information on how to support infant development through interaction and play, with a focus on meeting individual needs. Sessions include how to support communication, language and speech, social development and cognition and how to teach reading and number skills. Download full details | Download booking form
Friday 23 January 2015: 9am – 4pm | Teddington
Study day outlining how to support social development and positive behaviour through teenage years. Delegates will receive practical advice on how to support friendships and social skills and how to support positive behaviour using learning strengths, associated with having Down's syndrome, to overcome challenges at school and at home. Download full details | Download booking form
Thursday 26 February 2015: 9am – 4pm | Teddington
The DSA can offer the titles in our education series, and others, as part of a bespoke package.
Tell it Right, Start it Right
RCM accredited training for staff working in maternity services. This interactive study day will ensure that staff gain accurate, balanced and up to date information about Down's syndrome and living with Down's syndrome. It will enable staff to offer the best support to expectant parents, from the very beginning of the screening process, and to new parents. Delegates will hear about personal experiences from parents of a child with Down's syndrome and/or a young person with Down's syndrome. Delegates will find out about support available locally through affiliated groups. Download full details | Bespoke enquiry form
We work in partnership with local support groups, maternity services or Universities to organise a day at a venue and date of your choice.
Ageing and Dementia
Study day with information about what Down's syndrome is and what specific learning strengths and weaknesses can be associated with having Down's syndrome. Learn about the link between Down's syndrome and dementia, how to recognize the stages of dementia and developing strategies to support individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia. There will be a particular focus on changes in behaviour, effective communication and the impact of the surrounding environment. Download full details | Bespoke enquiry form
We work in partnership with service providers or support groups to organise a day at a venue and date of your choice.
Directions to the Down's Syndrome Association
Map and Directions to the Down's Syndrome Association in Teddington