Available Courses

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

 

An introduction to working with children who have Down Syndrome

Delivered by Downright Special staff via Zoom, this training will cover key facts about the multifaceted nature of Down syndrome and an in-depth exploration of the learning profile for Down syndrome and its implications for classroom practice. 

We would recommend that teachers and teaching assistants attend the course together as the session covers issues of both classroom and one to one practice. SENCOs are also invited to attend.

Available Dates:

  • Thursday 18th June, 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 25th June, 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 2nd July 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 9th July 9.30am - 11.30am

For more details, including costs and how to book please, click this link.

 

INSET Training

We are pleased to offer a range of courses as INSET training for schools, pre-schools or nurseries in Hull and East Yorkshire, including:

  • Working Memory
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour
  • Language for Thinking
  • Language and Communication
  • Coordination Difficulties
  • Curriculum Access & Differentiation
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Growing, Changing & Keeping Safe
  • Introduction to Signing
  • Introduction to Numicon for Early Years Settings

Depending on staff availability we may be able to offer training out-of-area. Although our training makes special reference to children with Down syndrome many of the difficulties covered will be common to other children with special educational needs. Training is delivered on site during the school day or as a twilight session. (We may also be able to deliver these sessions remotely via video-conference. Please contact us for rates and to discuss your needs.) Click here to download full details of our INSET training and costs.

 

Recommended Courses

Please refer to the links for course details, including joining instructions, dates and fees. Downright Special is not responsible for material held by third party sites.

 

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:

https://www.down-syndrome.org/en-gb/services/

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2020

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 16th - 22nd March 2020. Click here to find out more.

 

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Our Groups have moved online during the current COVID-19 outbreak, contact us for more details.

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.