Mon, 20 Jun|
The Building Blocks of Communication
Speech & Language Conference for parents and professionals. An overview of communication in Down syndrome, oral motor and feeding skills, early speech development and the development of speech sounds, stammering, conversational skills for young adults, friendships and appropriate greetings.
Time & Location
20 Jun 2022, 09:30 – 15:00
Bingley, Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club, Wagon Ln, Bingley BD16 1LT, UK
About the event
‘The Building Blocks of Communication’
OUR SPEECH & LANGUAGE CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS LIVING AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE DOWN SYNDROME
This will be our first speech & language conference specifically for people working with children and young people with Down syndrome since 2014!
It will take place on Monday 20th June 2022, 9.30am to 3pm at Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club.
The day is primarily for parents of children and young people with Down syndrome from birth to adulthood.
It will cover how communication develops, early speech sound development, conversation skills, stammering, oral motor skills, feeding, friendships and appropriate interactions.
COST: family members £25/professionals £50
Jess delivers our adult speech & language groups for people aged 18+ and has recently started to deliver one of our younger groups. Jess started working with the charity in 2018 as a Trainee assistant. In 2019 she graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy from Leeds Beckett University. Jess now works in the Doncaster children’s team and supports children and young people aged between 2 and 19, who have a range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Jess has completed Makaton training and regularly uses Makaton with service users. She has recently become the teletherapy champion for her team delivering effective and engaging speech and language therapy through video calls.
Jo qualified in 1990, working with children in community clinics and special schools before going on to be team leader at the Leeds Children's Hospital working with children who had a range of acquired and complex needs.
She is now an independent therapist and leads Intospeech Ltd, based in Brighouse. She is a Talk Tools Level 4 therapist and as such has a complete understanding of how to support feeding and speech development. Jo also offers PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapy. PROMPT is a multi-dimensional therapy
approach which integrates physical, social-emotional and language learning skills.
Wendy is the Group Coordinator and Trainer for the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd, based at
the Pamela Sunter Centre.
Since the birth of her son Sam, who is now 24 and has Down syndrome, she has devoted her life to the
development and education of children with Down syndrome.
Wendy has considerable understanding about the development, education and inclusion of children with Down syndrome and has written and developed many training courses for both professionals and parents including ME: my body, my friends, my life; aimed at teaching sexuality relationships education to young people with Down syndrome. This includes learning about social boundaries, public and private behaviour and the importance friendships have to play in
helping to develop these skills.
Wendy will talk about these important topics and use practical activities to reinforce and illustrate the level of detail required to help young people who have Down syndrome gain understanding.
Arrive, tea, coffee, introduction to the dayMain room
S&L CONFERENCE PARENTAL RATE£25.00
S&L CONFERENCE PROFESSIONAL£50.00
please contact the centre to provide full details before booking£20.00+£0.50 service fee