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Meeting the Learning Needs of Children and Young People with Down Syndrome – pre-readers or early stages of learning to read

Date: Tues 24th September 2019

Time: 9:00 – 16:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request

Refreshments: Tea/coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Venue: The Alexander Centre, 15-17 Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8NZ

Provider: Inclusively Down

Overview and Purpose

This course is aimed at staff, professionals and parents whose children are pre-readers or early stages of learning to read. This whole day course will include an emphasis on teaching your child to read and will enable you to teach and support pupils with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.


– understand the impact of having Down syndrome

– be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome

– be able to implement strategies to teach reading

– be able to identify how you can best support progress

– be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best

– be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

We are sorry but this course is not suitable for children to attend.