The Building Blocks of Communication

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  • Started 20 Jun
  • 25 British pounds
  • Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club

course details

‘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 and school staff living and working with 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. SCHEDULE 9.30 Arrive tea/coffee/creche 9.55 Introduction to the day Introduction to the day 10.00 Keynote:  Ben Bolton Communication Development in Down syndrome.  Overview of different aspects of communication and how they develop. The Communication Tree. Understanding the difference between areas of communication - hearing v listening, speech v language, comprehension v expression The communication profile of a person with Down syndrome - strengths we can use and areas we need to support. 11.00 Break 11.15 Younger session Early speech development and the development of speech sounds. Jo Gallagher Older session Conversation skills for young adults. Jessica Foley               12.15 Lunch 12.45 Keynote - Stammering (Ben Bolton) Where does stammering come from? A focus on demands and capacities. Allowing stammering to be part of the way we talk sometimes. 1.45 Comfort break 2.00 Younger session feeding issues/oral motor skills. Jo Gallagher     Older session friendships and appropriate greeting. Wendy Uttley 3.00 Feedback and finish

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Contact Details

01274 561308

Whitley Street, Bingley BD16 4JH, UK