About Down's Syndrome : Education and Development Training

Here you can find details of our scheduled dates for training about supporting early development, education through primary and secondary school years, and social development and behaviour.

We also offer additional workshops periodically on our training pages. Our past workshops have included Transition into Adult Life and Understanding and Supporting Memory.

Course Descriptions and Booking Forms: Download here

Scheduled Training Dates 2019

Early Development: Birth to 4 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.

9am – 3pm | 24 September 2019 | Venue: Teddington

9am – 3pm | 21 January 2020 | Venue: Teddington

Social development and behaviour, for children age 3 to 11 years

Study day outlining how to support social development and positive behaviour from early childhood to the end of primary school with practical advice on how to support friendships, play and social skills and how to support positive behaviour using learning strengths.

9am – 3pm | 15 October 2019 | Venue: Teddington

9am – 3pm | 3 March 2020 | Venue: Teddington

Early years and Primary Education, for learners age 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.

9am – 3pm | 26 September 2019 | Venue: Teddington

9am – 3pm | 28 January 2020 | Venue: Teddington

Supporting Behaviour from 11-18 including Puberty and Adolescence 

This workshop covers how to talk about physical and emotional changes, relationships, sex education, supporting friendships and self-esteem.

9am – 3pm | 29 November 2019 | Venue: Teddington

9am – 3pm | 10 March 2020 | Venue: Teddington

Secondary Education, for learners age 11 to 16 years

A workshop about how to support learning and development in the secondary years. Sessions include: understanding the learning profile and accessing the curriculum, language and communication skills, literacy and numeracy, and supporting social development and behaviour.

This is now available as bespoke online training and consultancy. Please email training@downs-syndrome.org.uk or call 0333 1212 300 to enquire.

Course venue in Teddington:

Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS.

Map and Directions to the Down’s Syndrome Association in Teddington

Cost per course:

Parent member: £45 | Parent non-member: £70 | Professional: £120

You can join the DSA online here. Standard annual membership for parents or carers is £15.

The more members we have, the stronger our voice.

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