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Down Syndrome Education International and Down Syndrome Education USA work with parents and teachers worldwide to improve educational outcomes for children with Down syndrome.

Our scientific research improves understanding of the condition and identifies effective approaches to early intervention and education. Our evidence-based resources and expert services offer reliable and current information and advice to families and professionals worldwide.

Our research, information and advice services depend on the support of our donors.

Now available: A Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome

DSE's new Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) is an evidence-based program designed to teach reading and language skills to children with Down syndrome.

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Research

Our research explores how children with Down syndrome develop and learn, and identifies effective teaching approaches and therapies.

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Resources

Our resources include teaching programmes, assessment tools, books, ebooks, films and web sites.

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Services

Our services include online training and advice, conferences and consulting.

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What's new

UK Communication Trust includes reading and language intervention in What Works database

The Communication Trust – a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication – has recently listed DSE's new reading and language intervention in its What Works database of evidenced interventions. Read more...

Professor Ben Sacks

Professor Ben Sacks, formerly Chair in Developmental Psychiatry, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London, and medical advisor to DSE, passed away peacefully on 26 February. He will be remembered around the world for his extensive work in support of young people with Down syndrome. Read more...

DSE presenting education conferences in Kansas City and southern California

DSE speakers will be presenting conferences in Kansas City and in Irvine, California in early 2014. Book now for expert guidance on education and early intervention for children with Down syndrome. Read more...

Parents and educators tell us our new reading and language intervention is proving successful

In just 9 months since DSE launched its new reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome, we have supplied over 1,000 copies of the teacher's handbook to families and schools in 26 countries. Professionals and parents are telling us that the intervention is proving successful and benefiting their children. Read more...

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