Online course: Improving speech and language development for children and young people with Down syndrome
This online course provides in-depth guidance on evidence-based speech and language therapy, offering practical recommendations and strategies based on a detailed review of the scientific research into speech, language and working memory development for children and young people with Down syndrome.
Designed for speech and language therapists/pathologists working with young people with Down syndrome, the course offers comprehensive practical guidance for assessment and planning, developing communication, vocabulary, grammar and speech from the early steps in infancy through to early adulthood. The course will also be of interest to educators and parents seeking a detailed understanding of speech and language development and intervention for young people with Down syndrome.
Presented and led by Professor Sue Buckley OBE, the course covers working with young people with Down syndrome from infancy, considering the wide variability in development seen, and also addressing the needs of children with more complex needs, including dual diagnoses. Although the course focuses on learning English, most of the principles and practical advice can be applied to any language. Available research examining how individuals with Down syndrome learn other languages or become bilingual is discussed.
Pricing and ordering
Volume discounts for organizations
The following discounts are available for organizations ordering multiple places on the course:
- For 3 or more participants - 30% discount - use code SP30
- For 5 or more participants - 40% discount - use code SP40
To claim a volume discount, please order the appropriate quantity of places on the course and enter the corresponding discount code at checkout. These discounts are available for organizations ordering multiple places online in a single order. Please use the correct discount code for the number of places you are ordering.
Reduced rates for parents
We offer reduced fees to parents of children with Down syndrome. Please select the appropriate rate before adding the item to your basket.
In addition, we offer a further discount when both parents of a child with Down syndrome enroll on a course at the same time. The discount of 30% applies to the two places, so the fees for two places total $280 - compared to $200 for one place. To claim this discount, add two parent-rate places to your basket and then apply the discount code SPPARTNER when checking out.
If you request parent pricing, we will ask you to confirm information about your child during the registration process.
How to order
To order places on an online course, add the course item to your basket (one per participant). Please be sure to select the parent rate if appropriate. If your order is eligible for any discounts, please enter and apply the discount code when checking out.
Shortly after submitting your order, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for access to the course. If you are ordering on behalf of someone else, you can register them at this point (you will need their email address and name).
After participants are registered, they will each receive emails explaining how they can now access the course.
Email notifications will be sent automatically at each step in the ordering and registration process. If you are expecting an email and it does not arrive, please check any 'Junk' or 'Spam' email folders.
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If you have any questions or experience any difficulties registering for an online course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org