About the course
The most common cause of a learning disability, Down syndrome is a genetic condition, which results from an extra chromosome. While each child is unique, children with Down syndrome usually develop more slowly than their peers, but not all areas of development are affected equally and they also have areas of relative strength. Being aware of the strengths and needs of pupils with Down syndrome enables teachers to devise appropriate instructional programmes and supports, which promote engagement, progress and success in learning. This increases the motivation, enjoyment and achievement of pupils.The main focus of the Down Syndrome course of the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe is to build the capacity of teachers and schools to provide appropriate educational experiences, which are tailored to the individual needs and abilities of students with Down syndrome in inclusive contexts. There is a strong emphasis on practical evidence-based approaches, which are directly applicable in the classroom and across the whole-school context.
Since its establishment in 2001, ICEP Europe has recognised the importance of creating strong accreditation and collaboration links with key bodies. We have cemented our reputation as a leading provider of online SEN courses by delivering on our mission to provide innovative training to teaching professional working with children of all needs.
- The focus of the course is to provide educators with proven educational approaches and teaching strategies, which are designed to maximise progress for children with Down syndrome. The course will also provide an overview and background to emerging values and themes in the education of children and young people with Down syndrome.
- The topics include inclusion and best practice approaches, the specific learning needs of students with Down syndrome, the differentiated curriculum, supporting students with differing levels of learning disability, promoting choice and autonomy, helping students build life skills, working with parents as partners, developing individual education plans for students with Down syndrome and planning for transitions.
- 2 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is designed for teachers, SNAs and other professionals. It may also be helpful for parents who want more detailed information about the development and education of children and young people with Down syndrome.
International150 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 150 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.
EU/EEA150 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 150 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.
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