Jan
14
to Mar 18

Supporting children with Down Syndrome in an education setting

DS Achieve is pleased to offer a two-day training event for both professionals and parents/carers.  The course is for professionals working with children with Down Syndrome aged 4-16 years in both mainstream and special schools.  Parents/carers will find the content useful in supporting their child at home and when working alongside school staff.  The flyer can be found HERE.

The training will be delivered by Helen Long, SENCO and Specialist Advisory Teacher for children with Down Syndrome.

The course content assumes that delegates will have some prior knowledge and experience of working with children with Down Syndrome.  Refresher pre-reading will be supplied.

The style of the training will allow for detailed discussion of a small number of topics with opportunity for problem solving.  It is expected that delegates will attend both days and they will be able to ask for help and advice arising from implementing the learning from Day 1 during Day 2.

To book a place, please click HERE.

 

Day 1

When: Monday 14th January 2019, 10am—2:30pm (registration from 9:45am)

¨ Refresher on the specific learning profile

¨ Teaching reading and writing

¨ Accessing the curriculum

 

Day 2

When: Monday 18th March 2019, 10am—2:30pm (registration from 9:45am)

¨ Teaching mathematical skills

¨ Supporting positive social and learning behaviours

¨ Content of session 3 to be based on requests from delegates attending day 1

 

Where: Williams Hall, Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford WD25 9JL

Cost: FREE to Watford residents and schools, all others £20

To book, please click HERE.

 

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Developing positive behaviour and social interaction for children with Down Syndrome

DS Achieve is pleased to offer a full-day training event for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19 with Down Syndrome. The course flyer can be found HERE.

The training will be delivered by Helen Long, Specialist Advisory Teacher for pupils with Down syndrome. Helen is also a SENCO and she has a daughter, born 2001, who has Down syndrome.

The focus will be upon understanding the function of behaviour and promoting that which is appropriate. It will include strategies for behaviour modification, discussion and the opportunity for problem solving.

Delegates are encouraged to note any specific questions or particular difficulties at the time of booking, in order that the session can be planned to meet the specific needs of those attending, however this is not essential.

When: Sunday 10th March 2019, 10am—3:30pm (registration from 9:30am)

Where: Williams Hall, Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford WD25 9JL

Cost: FREE to Watford residents; all others £20

To book a place, please click HERE.

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Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Supporting the Development of Young Children (0-5 years) who have Down Syndrome

This course is for parents / carers of children up to the age of approximately 5 years old. It will include the opportunity to look at resources and to see clips of young children who have Down syndrome engaged in formal activities to support their development. You avre able to view the flyer HERE.

It will be delivered by Helen Long; a parent, SENCO, and advisory teacher for children who have Down syndrome and will include the following areas;

 Course content

· What is Down syndrome and what does it mean that your child has it? (including a typical learning profile of a child who has Down syndrome)

· Play activities

· Behaviour basics

· Self Help Skills

· Gross and fine motor skills

· Why sign?

· Reading and how to teach it

· Early maths activities

· Choosing an educational setting and preparing for it

 When: Sunday 14th October 2018, 9.30am to 3.30pm (registration from 9:00)

 Where:  The Ellen Terry Suite, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ

Cost: Parent/carer £20.  Please bring your own packed lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Primary education - training day with Gillian Bird

Come and join DS Achieve for a training day looking at Primary education with Gillian Bird, Services Director at the Down's Syndrome Association.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Venue: Lemsford Village Hall, Brocket Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7TT.

Time: 10am - 4pm.  Registration from 9:30am.

Course content can be viewed HERE.

 

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Little Achievers group - ASSESSMENT

We will start our Autumn term of Little Achievers teaching classes with an assessment week.

If you haven't booked your pre-schooler's place at one of our fantastic early-intervention classes, do it HERE.

 

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DS Achieve Launch Party
Sep
2
4:30 PM16:30

DS Achieve Launch Party

Come along to our exclusive launch event at Soft Play City! Book your FREE tickets here (tickets are for children only, adults don't need a ticket to attend).

We'd love to meet you and your families and tell you more about what we offer.  We'd also like to hear your ideas and feedback about what else you'd like to see. 

Venue: Soft Play City, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6BX

 

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