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Introducing See and Learn Speech

This live online event offers guidance about speech development for children with Down syndrome and how DSE's See and Learn programmes can be used to teach early sound discrimination and speech production skills, and to improve speech clarity.

See and Learn Speech is an evidence-based intervention programme designed to help children with Down syndrome develop clearer speech by learning to hear the differences between sounds, learning to say individual sounds, practising simple sound combinations and saying whole words and phrases.

See and Learn Speech is designed by leading experts in education and development for children with Down syndrome. It helps families and professionals to provide additional support and encourage regular practice of sound discrimination and speech production skills for young children aged 6 months and older.

This live online session introduces the programme, beginning with summary of what is understood about the children's speech difficulties and effective therapy approaches. We explain the design of See and Learn Speech introduce each of the steps in the programme. We will present examples of the resources available to support the programme, including new app editions.

The event lasts 60 minutes, including 20 minutes for live questions from participants.

This online event offers information about the intervention and provides participants with opportunities to ask questions. Topics covered during the presentation include:

  • Speech development for children with Down syndrome
  • The design of See and Learn Speech
  • Listening to sounds and becoming familiar with sounds
  • Hearing the differences between sounds (called discrimination)
  • Producing sounds in isolation
  • Blending sounds together
  • Using sounds in words
  • Learning and practicing speech in everyday life

Further information about See and Learn is available on the See and Learn web site.

Presenter

The event is presented by Professor Sue Buckley, DSE's Director of Science and Research and an internationally recognized expert in education for children with Down syndrome.

How to register

To register to attend, please click the registration button for the date and time you wish to attend below. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly to ensure that you receive your registration confirmation.

Cost

This event is offered free of charge. We encourage attendees to donate £20 to Down Syndrome Education International or $35 to Down Syndrome Education USA to help with our costs and to support future research improving education for children with Down syndrome.

Dates and times

Date Los Angeles New York UTC/GMT London Paris Moscow New Delhi Shanghai Sydney Registration
9 June 2014 8.00am 11.00am 15:00 16:00 17:00 19:00 20:30 23:00 - Eventbrite - Introducing See and Learn Speech
2 July 2014 - 6.00am 10:00 11:00 12:00 14:00 15:30 18:00 20:00 Eventbrite - Introducing See and Learn Speech
8 September 2014 9.00am 12.00pm 16:00 17:00 18:00 20:00 21:30 - - Eventbrite - Introducing See and Learn Speech
2 October 2014 - - 08:00 09:00 10:00 12:00 13:30 16:00 18:00 Eventbrite - Introducing See and Learn Speech

Technical requirements

This event will be hosted using Cisco WebEx Meetings, which is compatible with most computers running Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems and a variety of mobile devices. Slides and video are presented via your computer over the internet. Audio is provided over the internet or telephone conferencing.

Installation of the Cisco Webex Meetings is automatic when signing in at the start of the session and may take several minutes. You can preinstall the components in advance of the event joining a test meeting.

To ensure that you can view any videos included in our presentations, we recommend that Windows users have Windows Media Player version 9 or later, Adobe Flash Player version 6 or later and Apple QuickTime version 6 or later installed, and that Mac users have Apple QuickTime version 6 or later installed.

Help

If you have any questions, please contact us via online@dseinternational.org