January2021

Research Project on Travel App for People with Down’s Syndrome

Date:27th January 2021

Al Majed Khan is a doctoral student at the University of Strathclyde and is researching how mobile and wearable devices can support people with Down’s syndrome. As part of this research, he is going to be running a series of research family discussion with people with Down’s Syndrome and their parents, carers, those who work […]

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Module 1: Including and Supporting a Child with Down’s syndrome in your school

Date:26th January 2021

This module aims to ensure you feel confident to meet the additional support needs and positively include children and young people with Down’s syndrome in your nursery or school. Module content: What Down’s syndrome is, associated features and health issues that affect learning and development Development and learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome Effective […]

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Module 2: Teaching Reading using the Whole Word Approach

Date:26th January 2021

This module expands on the learning covered in module 1, specifically looking at how to teach reading to children with Down’s syndrome and why it’s so important. Module content: Using the whole word approach and exploring strategies using this approach to teach reading How phonics can support the whole word approach The importance of teaching […]

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Module 3: Teaching Numbers and Everyday Maths Skills

Date:26th January 2021

This session further expands on the learning covered in modules 1&2, specifically looking at how to teach numeracy to children with Down’s syndrome following key learning principles and using effective teaching strategies. Module content: The relationship between Language and Numeracy Identify the basic Numeracy principles and how to teach these skills separately Explore strategies to […]

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Module 4: Understanding and Supporting Behaviour that Communicates

Date:26th January 2021

This module is aimed at teachers and support staff to support with understanding and positively supporting the behaviour of children and young people with Down’s syndrome. Module content: What causes behaviour that may be perceived as challenging or difficult to manage How our values influence how we perceive behaviour How to undertake a functional approach […]

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KAEFER champions diversity and inclusion with its Down’s syndrome charity partnerships in 2021

Date:11th January 2021

The industrial services giant KAEFER Limited has chosen Down’s syndrome as the focus for its charity work in 2021.  The company, which has c.3,000 staff throughout the UK and Ireland, will partner with the leading Down’s syndrome charities in Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  In Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland will be their Charity […]

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