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Meeting the Learning Needs of Children and Young People with Down Syndrome – able to read at above beginner level

Date: Wednesday 25th 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, 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 or pupils are able to read at above beginner level. This whole day course will include an emphasis on developing reading comprehension and how to differentiate the curriculum appropriately. This session 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 further develop reading and comprehension skills

– 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