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
We provide access to the course for a period of 6 months. Most participants complete the course within this time. We offer extensions at 50% of the original course rate if you require access for longer.
Discounts for parents and family members
A lower rate is available for course participants who are the parent of a child with Down syndrome or other close family member. Please select the correct rate when ordering.
We offer discounts on volume purchases:
- For 3 or more participants - 10% discount - use code COURSES10
- For 5 or more participants - 20% discount - use code COURSES20
- For 10 or more participants - 30% discount - use code COURSES30
To claim a volume discounts please enter the applicable code at checkout.
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.
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.
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