An edited list of links to useful resources from other organisations: New EHCP animations from Independent Support With support from DfE, Independent Support has produced two short animation films, which can be used by local authorities, front-line services, professionals and parent groups in their communications with parents and young people. They explain the Education, Health […]
Independent review looking at the outcomes and experiences of children and young people attending residential special schools and colleges.
New legislation begins process of becoming law
The DSA has been involved with the statutory reform around additional learning needs in Wales, since the process was first announced in 2008. This has been through involvement with Task and Finish groups facilitated by Welsh Government, responding to the draft Bill in 2014 and encouraging the involvement of parents and families in submitting their […]
Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome: A Discussion of Speech Dysfluencies for Professionals and Parents by Monica Bray J&R Press Ltd. March 2016 Review by Erica Ford, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Down’s syndrome) My overall impression of this book is that I might want to change the title. It would be a pity if the reader […]
The Government has launched the first stage of its consultation on national funding formulae for high needs and schools, and on other high needs funding reforms.
by the Information Team As with any other child, young children with Down’s syndrome will be learning about the world around them by interaction with their family and their surroundings. Because of their developmental delay they will also benefit from more targeted early learning. For babies and very young children this might be by family […]
By the Information Team This factsheet has some ideas and activities to help babies and toddlers learn to communicate. It is split into five sections: How to develop your child’s attention and listening skills. How to develop you child’s play skills. How to develop your child’s social interaction skills. How to develop your child’s speech […]
We are delighted to share 12 films made by Movimento Down, Brazil, which show activities for babies and toddlers guided by physiotherapist Alexandra Wakahara. The short films describe activities and supports for children from birth to 3 months, 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months and for children older than 12 months. Alice, Victor, […]
By Lesley Black, Information Officer (Education) Waiting to find out which primary or secondary school their child will be going to can be an anxious time for many families. For parents of children with Down’s syndrome there is the added worry of trying to ensure that all the right support is in place. September may […]