Online course: Supporting early development for children with Down syndrome from birth to 5 years
The first few years of life are a critical time for development for all children. From birth, children with Down syndrome experience developmental delays and need additional support. Research is helping us to better understand these challenges and identify effective strategies for early intervention. Presented and led by Professor Sue Buckley, this course examines how Down syndrome influences early development and what this means for effective support for young children with Down syndrome from birth.
This online course offers convenient and cost-effective access to up-to-date information and practical guidance for early years professionals supporting children with Down syndrome aged from birth to 5 years, including health visitors, early years 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||20%||$160||EY20|
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.