Reading and Literacy Training Workshop

Date: Friday, 16th  September 2016.

Tutor: Rebecca Baxter, Speech and Language Therapist,LetsGo UK

This informative day covers what we know about literacy in children with Down syndrome and how best to support reading development.

What will be covered?

! It includes practical ideas and examples for teaching literacy including examples of teaching activities, suggestions for resources, guidance on tailoring teaching to individual levels of ability and strengths/weaknesses.

! In addition it looks at assessing current skills, progress monitoring and ensuring continued progress as well as discussing common areas of difficulty and providing strategies for dealing with these including motivation issues, difficulties with writing, phonics and comprehension.

Who should attend?

This workshop will be open to parents (suitable from 4 years of age onwards), class teachers, resource teachers and SNAs.


The course costs €50 and includes course notes, lunches and all refreshments during the day.

Workshop Location

All workshops will be held at:

DSCork Centre 21,
Unit 7 Kilnap Business Park,
Old Mallow Road,
Blackpool, Cork City.


Registration for all the workshops is ESSENTIAL as all Please contact Catherine at DSCork 021 43 00 444.


This course is fully subscribed.  If you are interested in attending, please register with Catherine on 021 4300 444.  We will organise another course as soon as possible once we have an idea of interest.

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