For Professionals - Education Training and Consultation

CONTACT DETAILS

DOWN'S SYNDROME SCOTLAND

0300 030 2121
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Riverside House, 502 Gorgie Road, Gorgie, EDINBURGH, EH11 3AF
0300 030 2121

DAY(S) TIME(S) AVAILABLE

MONDAY: -
TUESDAY: -
WEDNESDAY: -
THURSDAY: -
FRIDAY: -
SATURDAY: -
SUNDAY: -

information SERVICE DETAILS

We are here to help teachers and educational support staff in supporting and positively including children and young people with Down’s syndrome in their nursery or school.

We offer bespoke training and support on specific issues to suit you as well as dedicated consultation sessions and a series of four online interactive training modules with one of our Support Team.

Our Training modules cover:

- Including and Supporting a Child with Down’s Syndrome in your school
- Teaching Reading Using the Whole Word Approach
- Teaching Numbers and Everyday Maths Skills
- Understanding and Supporting Behaviour that Communicates.

We offer discounts for booking multiple courses if this is something you would be interested in please get in touch with familysupportservice@dsscotland.org.uk.

Payment is required prior to the training event taking place, booking online requires you to pay via Paypal, if you require an invoice instead please contact familysupportservice@dsscotland.org.uk.

We also offer consultation sessions which can provide practical, individual suggestions and effective strategies tailored to your area of support and the individual. These online sessions are 45 minutes with up to four key staff. To book & arrange training or a consultation session for your school please contact us directly 0300 030 2121 or email familysupportservice@dsscotland.org.uk.

All of our online sessions comply with our Online Safeguarding policy.

Education Professionals Training

Module 1: Including and Supporting a Child with Down’s syndrome in your school...

This module aims to ensure you feel confident to meet the additional support needs and positively include children and young people with Down’s syndrome in your nursery or school. Module content: What Down’s syndrome is, associated features and health issues that affect learning and development Development and learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome Effective […]

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://bit.ly/399Eh39.

Module 2: Teaching Reading using the Whole Word Approach...

This module expands on the learning covered in module 1, specifically looking at how to teach reading to children with Down’s syndrome and why it’s so important. Module content: Using the whole word approach and exploring strategies using this approach to teach reading How phonics can support the whole word approach The importance of teaching […]

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://bit.ly/2QDowLr.

Module 3: Teaching Numbers and Everyday Maths Skills...

This session further expands on the learning covered in modules 1&2, specifically looking at how to teach numeracy to children with Down’s syndrome following key learning principles and using effective teaching strategies. Module content: The relationship between Language and Numeracy Identify the basic Numeracy principles and how to teach these skills separately Explore strategies to […]

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://bit.ly/2NR95y5.

Module 4: Understanding and Supporting Behaviour that Communicates...

This module is aimed at teachers and support staff to support with understanding and positively supporting the behaviour of children and young people with Down’s syndrome. Module content: What causes behaviour that may be perceived as challenging or difficult to manage How our values influence how we perceive behaviour How to undertake a functional approach […]

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://bit.ly/2NRRS7R.

Makaton Training and Support

School of Rock 21...

Support your pupils’ communication in school or via remote learning with a fun session incorporating Makaton sign, songs and stories. Our Makaton Tutor Katy Lironi will lead you through a half-hour session of exercises, voice and body warmups and a selection of topic-based songs, stories and rhymes. These sessions can be tailored for nursery, primary and secondary school-aged children and enjoyed by pupils of any age.

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://www.dsscotland.org.uk/blog/2021/02/18/school-of-rock-21.

Makaton Sign Sharing – Themed Sessions...

We are running a series of themed Makaton Sign Sharing sessions for Nursery and Primary School staff. These sessions are great for learning new signs, songs and signed stories that you can incorporate into your learning and activities. Summer & Holiday – Monday 17th May Each session costs £10 per session.

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://www.dsscotland.org.uk/blog/2020/10/13/7256.

Communications Skills Workshops for Professionals in Secondary Schools...

These Communication Skills Workshops are for secondary school education professionals, they are designed to support teachers, support assistants and other members of school staff who include an individual with Down’s syndrome in their educational or recreational setting. The techniques and strategies in these sessions are drawn from research findings on the learning style and specific profile of language development in children with Down’s syndrome and are designed to support the development of key elements of communication.

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://bit.ly/3tPqoPx.

Communication Skills Workshops for Professional in Primary Schools...

These Communication Skills Workshops are for primary school education professionals, they are designed to support teachers, support assistants and other members of school staff who include an individual with Down’s syndrome in their educational or recreational setting. The techniques and strategies in these sessions are drawn from research findings on the learning style and specific profile of language development in children with Down’s syndrome and are designed to support the development of key elements of communication.

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://www.dsscotland.org.uk/blog/2020/10/13/communication-skills-training-for-primary.

Communication Skills Workshops For Professionals in Pre-school/Nursery settings...

These Communication Skills Workshops are for pre-school education professionals, they are designed to support teachers, support assistants and other members of school staff who include an individual with Down’s syndrome in their educational or recreational setting. The techniques and strategies in these sessions are drawn from research findings on the learning style and specific profile of language development in children with Down’s syndrome and are designed to support the development of key elements of communication.

For further info, dates, booking and prices, please see https://www.dsscotland.org.uk/blog/2020/08/26/communication-skills-workshops-for-pre-school.

Other Services Run By

Down's Syndrome Scotland

Copyright © 2021 EVOC is a company limited by guarantee No. SC173582 and is registered Scottish charity No. SC009944.
Registered Office: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF