Stepping Stones DS offers a range of subsidised training courses for parents and professionals
Our courses aim to support those who work with children with Down Syndrome as well as parents and families. We try to promote a team approach to education and often see parents and professionals attending training alongside one another.
Training and Development
Stepping Stones organises a range of training workshops that help to open doors for our children and young people. We view this training as an investment in their future through sharing knowledge, information and support. Our workshops are open to families, schools, medical professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about Down syndrome. Although we are lucky to work with some of the world’s leading speakers and trainers we heavily subsidise the training workshops to make them accessible to all.
How to Book
Places can be booked by emailing email@example.com Please let us know the course titles, how many places you would like to book, your contact details and how you would like to pay. Payment can be made on the day, via BACS or we can issue an invoice. If an invoice is required, please do let us know.
Venue: Sentinel House, Harvest Crescent, Fleet, GU51 2UZ
Cost: £15 members, £25 non-members unless stated otherwise.
Please note – we provide tea/coffee but do not provide lunch so packed lunches will be required.
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A day for families and professionals supporting children with Down syndrome up to the age of 11, on understanding our children’s communication profile, supporting them to develop their speech, language and communication skills at home, school and other environments, and enabling them to ‘tell it like it is’!
Promoting the development of pre-school children with Down syndrome (Birth to school age)
This comprehensive day will review the learning strengths and areas of difficulty associated with having Down syndrome as well as the evidence to support successful interventions and learning techniques. It provides three in-depth workshop sessions; promoting speech, language and communication skills from the beginning; supporting cognitive development and encouraging play skills; and encouraging positive social skills and managing challenging behaviour. The day provides practical ideas and activities to promote development both at home and in the pre-school setting.
Developing literacy skills for school age children with Down syndrome
Developing numeracy skills for school age children with Down syndrome
You can sign up to our Training Distribution List here
Booking Details and FAQs
Who can come?
All courses are open to parents/ carers and professionals
Can I bring my child?
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate children at our training courses.
What time do the courses start/end?
- Weekday Courses – 9.30am – 2.30pm
- Saturday Workshop – 10.00am – 4.30 pm (TBC)
- Evening Makton Courses – 6.30pm – 9.30pm
- Weekend Makaton Courses – 10.00am – 4.00pm
How do we book?
Bookings should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and payment can be made on the day or invoices can be issued. Please note that Stepping Stones DS is run by volunteers so we will respond to emails as soon as we can.