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Continence and Toilet Training Specifically for Children with Down’s Syndrome

Date: Friday 5th April 2019

Time: 09:30 – 16:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request.

Refreshments: – Buffet lunch and tea/coffee provided.

Venue: Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3XE

Provider: ERIC – The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity www.eric.org.uk

Overview and Purpose

This course is designed to discuss toilet training for children with Down’s syndrome. It will start by discussing healthy bowels and bladders; their function, control and issues –  then dive into toilet training, specifically related to Down’s syndrome and associated issues. It is important to assess the readiness for potty training, get prepared and then get going! We will look at obstacles to toilet training, using assessment flowcharts and developing an individual toilet training programme. The course will end with case studies where parents can bring their own problems and the trainer will help with solutions.

By the end of the course you should be familiar with the normal acquisition of bowel and bladder control, be clear about what assessment/investigations are appropriate and have an increased confidence in toilet training and continence management.

Who this is suitable for

This course is suitable for all parents/carers of babies and younger children, or those supporting them in a school or nursery setting. This course would also suit parents of older children who are still having issues with toilet training and continence issues.

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This course in kindly supported by funds from The National Lottery Community Fund

Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd
Using Numicon Skills to Teach Basic Number Skills to Children with Down’s syndrome

NEW PLACES ADDED

TO BOOK EMAIL admin@21together.org.uk with your contact details/organisation. If you are a professional please also give contact details for where to send the invoice.

Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019

Time: Registration 9.15am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 3pm

Venue: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3HX

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request.

Refreshments and Lunch: Please bring your own lunch. Cafe on-site

Parking is included. Delegates will need to give their car registration numbers to reception on arrival.

Trainers: Wendy Uttley

Overview & Purpose

Basic number skills are vital to enable everyday social inclusion and independence. This training will commence with an overview of the learning profile of a child with Down’s syndrome; exploring working memory and how this impacts on learning numbers. It will detail how children learn basic number skills – recognising numbers, saying number names, counting to find ‘how many?’ and early hands on addition. It will explore the challenges faced by children who have Down’s syndrome and demonstrate how the use of Numicon as a visual representation of number can help to overcome these difficulties and lead to increased understanding and confidence.

The day will include lots of hands on activities with time for discussion and highlight how successful early intervention is in increasing these skills with reference to the Early Development Groups running in Bradford.

Who is this suitable for:

This course is suitable for all school staff/parents who have no previous training in Numicon or you are working with a child in early years or Key stage one.  If you would like to advance your knowledge or you will be working with older children then we recommend you also book onto Advanced Numicon – Beyond 10, Time and Money.

 


Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd
Advanced Numicon – Beyond 10, Time and Money

NEW PLACES ADDED

TO BOOK EMAIL admin@21together.org.uk with your contact details/organisation. If you are a professional please also give contact details for where to send the invoice.

This course follows on from Using Numicon Skills to Teach Basic Number Skills to Children with Down’s syndrome. You must have either: attended Using Numicon Skills to Teach Basic Number Skills, or have attended other Numicon workshops, or have a good working knowledge of Numicon. The basics won’t be covered.

Date: 1st May 2019

Time: Registration 9.15am-9.30am. Course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm

Venue: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3HX

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request.

Refreshments and Lunch: Please bring your own lunch. Cafe on-site

Trainers: Wendy Uttley

Parking is included. Delegates will need to give their car registration numbers to reception on arrival.

Overview & Purpose

Number, time and money skills are vital to enable everyday social inclusion and independence. This day will follow on from day 1 (with a slight overlap to firstly consider the learning profile of a child with Down’s syndrome).

During the morning session we will look in detail how to tackle developing number skills beyond 10:

  • Rote counting in 10s, 5s, 2s, teens and counting through decades up to 100
  • Recognising 2 and 3 digit numbers, place vale and order
  • Counting to find how many – beyond 10
  • Adding up and taking away – methods to succeed
  • Fractions, multiplication, division and using calculators

After lunch we will tackle time and money.

Time is a very abstract concept and as such can present a major challenge to children with Down’s syndrome. This workshop will equip participants with a structured programme of activities and resources, developed and written by Wendy Uttley, to help teach the passage of time and then how, step by step, to teach a child how to tell the time.

During the money workshop, we will, again use a programme written by Wendy Uttley which consists of 120 finely graded activities to help teach a person with Down’s syndrome to understand and use money. Starting with learning the names for the coins and playing simple shopping games, moving on to learning the value of coins and progressing to working with pounds and pence.

Who is this suitable for:

This course is suitable for school staff/parents with a good foundation knowledge in Numicon and those working with children and young people in Key stage 2 and above. Previous training in Numicon is recommended but a very good working knowledge of the resource may be sufficient. To get the most benefit we strongly recommend staff attend both courses.

 

 

This course in kindly supported by funds from The National Lottery Community Fund

Understanding Sensory Development and Sensory Processing Difficulties – Practical hands on workshop

Date: Friday 14th June 2019

Time: 10:30 – 13:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request

Refreshments: Tea/coffee provided.

Venue: West Faversham Community Association, Bysingwood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7RH

Provider: Donna Dodd, Paediatric Occupational Therapist and 21Together Trustee

Overview and Purpose

How does it feel to have sensory processing difficulties? This condition affects many children and young people with Autism, ADHD and learning difficulties and can present in difficult behaviours.

This workshop will give you an insight into how it feels to have sensory differences and will aim to give you some theory and practical strategies to support your child/young person. 

This is a practical workshop so come in comfortable clothes as we will be trying the activities.

Workshop Aims to:

  • Increase awareness of your child’s Sensory development and Sensory Processing Difficulties.
  • Identify the impact of sensory differences on everyday life at home and school.
  • Explore strategies to support children who experience SPD – Sensory-motor based Interventions, sensory diets, sensory circuits.

Who this is suitable for

This course is suitable for all parents/carers of children or young people with Down’s syndrome or those supporting them in a school or nursery setting. We are sorry but this course is not suitable for children to attend.

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