Online Course: Effective education for children with Down syndrome in school
Children with Down syndrome experience specific learning difficulties and require additional, targeted support in the classroom. Over the past 40 years, research has helped us to better understand these difficulties and how best to adapt teaching for young people with Down syndrome. Presented and led by Professor Sue Buckley OBE, this course details what the latest research tells us about learning and development for children with Down syndrome and how this can inform more successful education in school.
This online course offers convenient and cost-effective access to up-to-date information and practical guidance for educators working with children with Down syndrome aged from 4 to 16 years, including teachers and assistants, speech and language therapists, advisory teachers, educational psychologists and outreach/advice staff and volunteers at organizations supporting young people with Down syndrome. The course will also be valuable for the parents of children with Down syndrome seeking detailed advice, based on the latest research.
The course includes 10 modules, each of which includes a video presentation, handouts and an assessment. The video presentations can be viewed, handouts downloaded and assessments completed at any time. In addition, course participants are invited to join an online discussion forum with DSE tutors for the opportunity to ask questions and seek additional advice. Course participants should plan to spend a minimum of 20 hours studying to complete the course and assessments.
Discounts for multiple registrations for organizations
The following discounts are available for organizations ordering multiple places on the course:
|Participants||Discount||Price per participant||Discount code|
|3 or more||30%||$245||ED30|
|5 or more||40%||$210||ED40|
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.
Free second place for partners of parents
We are able to provide a second place on the course to parents of children with Down syndrome for use by their partner free of charge.
To claim a free second place for your partner, please order the first place online as usual. Then, please submit a request for the free second place, confirming your child's name and date of birth, your partner's name and your partner's email address.
How to order
To order this online course, add the item to your basket and checkout as usual. We will create a user account in our learning management system using the name and email you provide when you checkout.
Currently, we have to do this manually for orders received through our US Store. We aim to do this within 1 working day. If you prefer to get immediate access to the course automatically, please order via our UK Store. We hope to enable automatic registration via our US Store in the near future.
If you wish to order a place for someone else, please add a note to your order when you checkout providing their name and email address. We will then adjust the learner registration.
If you wish to order multiple places on the course, please add a note to your order when you checkout providing the name and email address of each person you wish to register. We will then register each learner.