Our Family support service team offers a variety of CPD accredited training for education staff, teaching, non-teaching, play staff, health professionals, health students and carers to meet the additional support needs of children, young people and adults with Down’s syndrome as well as their families. Alongside this we will provide lectures and presentations on all aspects of Down’s syndrome. Our training sessions are targeted at particular professionals please see below for further details.
We unfortunately have to charge professionals, organisations, local authorities & health boards for these services but we try to keep costs affordable and offer you flexible options so that it can be cost effective.
- One Delegate – £70 per person
- Two Delegates – £60 per person (£10 off for joint booking)
- Three or more Delegates – £55.00 per person (£15 off for group booking)
If you cannot find what you are looking for below please give us a call on 0131 442 8840.
Education Professionals Training
Down’s Syndrome Awareness & Inclusion in primary/secondary classes, nurseries and groups
This course will give you an understanding of what Down syndrome is, some of the associated features, and health issues and the development and learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome. You will have had the opportunity to consider strategies to support inclusion and tailor learning to meet their specific needs. “I previously through, ‘What […]View Training Event
Teaching Reading and Numeracy to Children with Down’s Syndrome
This course expands on the learning covered in our inclusion course, specifically looking at how to teach reading to children with Down’s syndrome and why it’s so important. You will gain an understanding of the whole word approach and explore strategies using this approach to teach reading. You will gain an understanding of how phonics […]View Training Event
Improving Communication Skills of Children with Down’s Syndrome
At the end of the course you will understand why children and young people with Down’s syndrome experience communication difficulties, including the oromotor, auditory memory and semantic challenges they face. You will also understand where their communications strengths lie and have knowledge of strategies to scaffold learning. “A fabulous course that taught new styles to […]View Training Event
Positive Behaviour Support in primary/secondary classes, nurseries and groups
After our participatory training course you will gain an understanding of what causes difficult behaviour as well as understanding the influence values have on how we perceive behaviour. You will receive training on a functional and positive approach to behaviour management as well as understanding the relevance of communication and visual supports. “Excellent course. Lots […]View Training Event
If you would like to attend our courses but the dates don’t suit or you would like training on a topic which is not listed we also offer bespoke training courses, whether you are a nursery, a primary or secondary school you choose the date, the course and we come to your venue. Cost: £325 […]View Training Event
Individual School Consultation Visits
Our Family Support Service Team offers individual school consultations. Consultation visits add practical and individual suggestions tailored to your school and the child. Cost: £70 + travel expenses. A school consultation visit includes: 45 minutes observation of a child in class(es) 45 minutes feedback session to a maximum of 4 key staff supporting the child Written […]View Training Event
Benefits of Training from Down’s Syndrome Scotland
Professionals who have participated in training sessions stated that the training was very useful and had increased their knowledge and would alter their practice as a result of the training or had identified a strategy to implement.
Quotes from professionals:
“Good, relevant, realistic information provided, excellent session” – Speech and Language Therapist, Ayr
“A lot of very useful information and great to know about their availability of information and resources” – Teacher Perth and Kinross
“Great, feeling more confident about going back into the classroom” – Teacher, Perth and Kinross