Available Courses

We are constantly looking at new techniques and approaches in our lessons and general understanding of Down Syndrome. Below you will find some courses that we've come across.


Using Colourful Semantics for with Children with Down Syndrome

Delivered by Downright Special Advisory Teacher Nicola O’Riordan, this session aims to help parents understand how and why we use Colourful Semantics to teach sentence structure and understanding of word meaning. 

Tuesday 16th January 2018 6pm-7pm

Delivered by Downright Special Advisory Teacher - Nicola O'Riordan at Bodmin Rd Church, Padstow Close, Bodmin Road, Hull HU7 4HE

For more details, including how to book click here.


Key Stage 2 T.A. Forum

Teaching Assistants supporting pupils with Down syndrome in Key Stage 2 are invited to attend our termly TA forum. The forum is FREE to attend. The following dates are announced...

  • Thursday 1st March 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm (Working Memory)
  • Thursday 7th June 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm

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



Down’s Syndrome Association

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



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:


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Winter Term Dates

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16th February (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Feb 2nd 9th 23rd      
Mar 2nd 9th 16th 23rd

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