Available Courses

We are pleased to announce the following courses, or at the bottom, some courses that we recommend.

 

Growing, Changing and Keeping Safe

‘All children and young people should be entitled to good quality sex and relationships education that will allow them to develop the qualities, attitudes, skills and knowledge to develop into healthy, happy and fulfilled adults’ (Wood, 2004).

This training aims to explore:

  • What is meant by sexuality
  • Common myths about sexuality and people with disabilities
  • The foundational concepts of sex and relationships education (SRE)
  • Resources/techniques for teaching SRE•          

Delivered by Dr Nicola O'Riordan, Downright Special Advisory Teacher

Thursday 14th March 2019 9.30am to 3.00pm (Registration and coffee from 9.15am) at the following training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.

 

Introduction to Numicon for teaching maths to children with Down Syndrome

Two separate sessions for either KS1 or KS2 introducing the Numicon approach and beyond.

The following dates are announced,

  • Introduction to Numicon for EY/KS1 Thursday 16th May 2019  (9.30am - 12.30pm)
  • Introduction to Numicon at KS2 and beyond Thursday 16th May 2019  (1.00pm - 3.30pm)

Delivered by Amanda Glennon, Trainer, Numicon Affiliate, Inclusive Teaching Matters

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.

 

Working Memory

‘Many children with Down’s syndrome have poor working memories which affects their ability to hold, store, process, understand, manipulate and assimilate the spoken word’ (Down’s Syndrome Association and Down’s Syndrome Scotland).

This training aims to explore:

  • The difference between long term, short term and working memor
  • The elements of working memory
  • The impact of working memory on learning across the curriculum
  • The characteristics of pupils with poor working memory
  • Intervention and support for children with poor working memory 

Delivered by Dr Nicola O'Riordan, Downright Special Advisory Teacher

Thursday 13th June 2019 9.30am to 12.00pm (Registration and coffee from 9.15am) at the following training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.

 

Co-ordination Difficulties in children with Down Syndrome

‘Research suggests that many children have difficulties processing the information they receive from their senses and then coordinating their movements’ (Down’s Syndrome Association and Down’s Syndrome Scotland). ‘If one takes the daily life of any individual, it is hard to think of any part of it that does not involve some form of movement activity. Thus a child/young person who has co-ordination difficulties enough to interfere with these activities is at an acute disadvantage (David Sugden, Professor of Special Educational Needs, University of Leeds).

This training aims to explore:

  • Definitions and characteristics of children with co-ordination difficulties
  • Assessment tools, target setting and interventions for the development of gross motor skills
  • Assessment tools, target setting and interventions for the development of fine motor skills

Delivered by Dr Nicola O'Riordan, Downright Special Advisory Teacher

Thursday 13th June 2019 1.00pm to 3.30pm at the following training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.

 

School Assemblies: Introduction to Down Syndrome for Primary Schools and Introduction to Down Syndrome for Secondary Schools

Our school assembly talks cover what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome with time for questions and answers. We usually allow 20-30 minutes but the talk can be tailored to suit. 

Cost: Free ( but we don’t receive any funding from statutory agencies and rely on charitable donations so we would be grateful if you think of us when you do any fundraising activities!)

To find our more or to book email office@downrightspecial.co.uk or call us on 01482 420160

 

Free Clicker Apps Training Webinars

Crick Software (the company behind Clicker) run regular free webinars on using Clicker Apps (Clicker Sentences, Clicker Books, Clicker Docs and Clicker Connect).  

Look on the website for more information

http://www.cricksoft.com/uk/training/apps.aspx

 

Down’s Syndrome Association

See website for details of training offered by the DSA for parents and professionals:

http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/about/training/

 

Down Syndrome Education International

DSE offer online training courses for parents and professionals on language development for children with Down syndrome, and how to use the ‘See and Learn’ programmes to teach reading and language skills, early sound discrimination and speech production skills.  Please see their website for details of upcoming events:

http://www.dseinternational.org/en-gb/events/

From Twitter

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2018

Down Syndrome Awareness Week is 19th-25th March 2018.  Find out about our celebrations and how you can get involved by having a look here.

Winter Term Dates

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Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk 

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors