Training

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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.

Pricing Structure

  • One Delegate – £70 per person
  • Two Delegates – £60 per person (£10 off for joint booking)
  • Three – £55.00 per person (£15 off for group booking) 

Save money and book in for two or more training courses for only £120 per person.

If you would like to make a block booking of more than three people on two or more courses please call our office on 0131 442 8840.

Education Professionals Training

Supporting people with Down’s Syndrome and Dementia

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who work with people who have Down’s syndrome and dementia. After the training you will: Have more confidence and knowledge to provide a high quality of care appropriate to the individual needs of the person with Down’s syndrome and dementia. Ensure people with Down’s syndrome and dementia […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bespoke Training

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 […]

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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 […]

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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