Support students with Down's Syndrome and promote their educational growth and inclusion.
"Sara was an excellent trainer. She was very aware of our needs and responded accordingly. As a SENDCo herself, she was able to talk from relevant and first hand experience and answered our questions with up to date knowledge."
Granby Junior School
6 Hours | Live, interactive online training
Suitable for all staff
Payable by invoice | 14 day payment terms
Who should take this course?
This course will empower all staff working in primary, secondary and SEND settings to support children with Down's syndrome.
This training will cover practical advice and guidance from industry expert trainers who have previously advised Local Authorities nationwide.
This course will help you gain an understanding of Down's Syndrome, including how it can affect learning difficulties, heart defects, hearing and vision problems, and digestive and respiratory issues. You'll also discuss causes, diagnosis, and potential strategies to provide the best support for children with these unique learning needs. Secure your space now if you are currently working as a:
Early Years Professional
Did you know...
According to the Down's Syndrome Association, there are approximately 40,000 people living with Down's Syndrome in the UK.
With 10,000 aged 0-16 years, Down's syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal disorders.
Providing a supportive environment for children with Down's Syndrome can help them reach their full potential academically, emotionally, and socially, leading to better academic performance and a higher quality of life.
Here's What You'll Learn
Improve Overall Knowledge
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Down's Syndrome, including its causes, characteristics, and prevalence. Expand your knowledge about the genetic basis of Down's Syndrome and how it affects individuals' physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Enhance your understanding of the unique strengths and challenges associated with Down's Syndrome.
Development + Delayed Milestones
Explore the developmental trajectory of children with Down's Syndrome. Identify key areas of development, including motor skills, language acquisition, cognitive abilities, and social-emotional development. Gain insights into the importance of early intervention and tailored support to promote optimal development.
Understand how the condition may impact their learning ability, social interactions, and independence. Learn about the specific challenges that children with Down's Syndrome may face in areas such as academic achievement, social skills development, and self-care. Gain strategies to create inclusive and supportive environments that foster their overall well-being and academic success.
Awareness + Understanding
Explore the potential co-occurring conditions or challenges that individuals with Down's Syndrome may experience. Develop an awareness of sensory sensitivities, anxiety, and other overlapping conditions that may impact their overall well-being and participation in educational settings. Learn strategies to address these additional challenges and create an environment that accommodates their unique needs.
Acquire practical tools and techniques to support effective communication with children with Down's Syndrome. Learn about alternative and augmentative communication methods, visual supports, and personalised approaches that can enhance their language development, comprehension, and expressive skills. Discover strategies to promote social inclusion, peer interaction, and participation within the classroom.
Meet the Trainers
Gain expert advice and guidance from industry experts trusted by Local Authorities nationwide...
At Milestone Education, your training is always led by an experienced education professional in your chosen subject.
Our team is made up of educators and practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience in safeguarding, leadership, and management, among other areas. They hold Degrees, Masters, and PhDs in their field, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to improve teacher retention and benefit all children.
See why education professionals all over the UK
are using Milestone Education as their chosen Training Provider
Roch CP School
"There was so much in the course that will be useful, both to myself and colleagues. As a school, our focus currently is Oracy, and the opening of the presentation helped me to focus on exactly where I need to focus activities and support. But the practical advice later, will be so useful for colleagues who are developing children's ability to communicate, regardless of ability.
The presenter, Sara, was very engaging, and clearly passionate about children and learning. having sat through so many zoom courses, and feeling a passenger, Sara really brought the subject to life and I felt fully engaged."