Over many years Symbol UK LTD have been developing a model of communication-focused social groups for young people with Down syndrome aged 11 to early 20s. Following on from speech and language therapy groups for younger children, these sessions focus on communication, relationships, community and identity, and provide opportunities to:
Meet up with friends and make new friends,
Socialise and take part in fun activities with facilitation
Talk about their lives and what’s on their minds, and offer each other support
Get support with speech and language skills, including clearer speech, alternative means of communication, vocabulary skills, and social skills and social language.
Practice skills in making and maintaining relationships, assertion, and self-expression.