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 Programme 2019/20
Stepping Stones DS 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. We are lucky to work with some of the world’s leading speakers and trainers and we heavily subsidise the training workshops to make them accessible to all.
The training dates and times for this year’s sessions are as follows:
Autumn Term 2019
|Tuesday 24th September||18:30–20:30||Speech and Communication Skills (Pre-School Twilight Course: Part 1)||Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|Thursday 3rd October||09:30–14:30||Self – Esteem & Inclusion||Vik Ralfs|
|Friday 18th October||09:30–14:30||Moving to Adulthood||Julian Hallett of Down’s Syndrome Association|
|Thursday 7th November||09:30–14:30||Continence||Davina Richardson of Bowel & Bladder UK|
|Thursday 14th November||09:30–14:30||Early Number Skills in Pupils with Down Syndrome||Erica Ranzato of Happy Minds|
|Tuesday 19th November||18:30-20:30||Language & Reading (Pre-School Twilight Course: Part 2)||Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|Thursday 28th November||09:30-14:30||Advanced and Functional Mathematics For Pupils with Down Syndrome||Erica Ranzato of Happy Minds|
Spring Term 2020
|Friday 17th January||09:30-12:30||Transition to Secondary School||Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|Friday 7th February||09:30-14:30||Behaviour: Key Stage 2 and Beyond||Vik Ralfs|
|Tuesday 11th February||18:30-20:30||Play, Cognition and Fine Motor Skills (Pre-School Twilight Course: Part 3)||Sarah Holton of LETS Go!|
|Friday 28th February||09:30–14:30||Developing Literacy Skills for School Aged Pupils with Down Syndrome||Dr Kelly Burgoyne of LETS Go!|
|Thursday 26th March||09:30–14:30||Communication Beyond Speech||Leela Baksi of Symbol UK|
Summer Term 2020
|Thursday 23rd April||09:30-14:30||Sensory Processing||Leela Baksi of Symbol UK|
|Friday 1st May||09:30-14:30||Behaviour (Age 0-7)||Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|Thursday 7th May||09:30-14:30||RSE: Relationships & Sex Education: KS2 and beyond||Vik Ralfs|
|Tuesday 12th May||18:30-20:30||Developing Early Numeracy Skills (Pre-School Twilight Course: Part 4)||Sarah Holton of LETS Go!|
|Friday 26th June||09:30-14:30||School Starters: An Introduction to Down Syndrome||Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
We have had several enquiries about sign language training. Although Stepping Stones DS is not running courses next year we thought you might be interesting in contacting the following organisations:
We are delighted to share with you our Training Programme for the 2019/20 academic year. The full training brochure bellow is for your reference, it details the course topics, dates and an overview for each of the trainers. We are really excited about the broad range of topics and feel that we are offering something for all of our members.
Information on the cost of our courses, the venue and how to book:
Our training costs per person, per session are as follows:
|Course Duration||Parent Price for SSDS Members||School/Nursery Staff Price for those supporting SSDS Members||Non-Member Price|
Payment can be made on the day, via BACS or we can issue an invoice.
Training sessions will take place at Stepping Stones DS, Sentinel House, Ancells Business Park, Harvest Crescent, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ.
How to book
For all of our courses, please book your place using the following link BOOK HERE. Please note; as places are limited, the submission of our online form does not guarantee your booking. An email will be sent to you to confirm your booking and provide full details of your reservation.
If you require any additional information please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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