Language Education Training Speech
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.
The Health and Care Professions Council
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a statutory regulator of health professionals from 15 professions in the United Kingdom. Its main purpose is to protect the public, it does this by setting and maintaining standards of proficiency and conduct for the professions it regulates. Its key functions include approving education and training programmes which health professionals must complete before they can register with the HCPC; and maintaining and publishing a Register of health care providers who meet pre-determined professional requirements and standards of practice
Early Support is a national programme to improve the way that services for young children with disabilities in England work with families. It provides a standard framework and a set of materials that can be used in many different circumstances, as well as a set of expectations about how services should work with families.
Down syndrome support:
Down Syndrome Education International
Down Syndrome Education International is a leading international charity dedicated to raising levels of educational achievement among children with Down syndrome. They have been at the forefront of developmental and educational research and evidence-based services improving outcomes for children with Down syndrome for over 30 years.
The Down's Syndrome Association
The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is a British charity which focuses on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome. They provide information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.
The Future of Downs
This publication provides general information about Down syndrome and explains what is known about how the syndrome affects progress in children. The document points to ways in which parents can help their child, but also points to support and services that can help. There is an extensive list of support information and contacts for other organisations, including websites, phone numbers and email addresses.
Stepping Stones DS
Stepping Stones DS is a registered charity and supports famlies across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. They offer a range of support, services, activities and information to parents & carers of children with Down syndrome, and professionals who are involved with their care and education.
Seaford DSSNSG povides enrichment for children with Down syndrome and special educational needs using the latest research based studies. They offer support to children with Down syndrome and their families, sharing information and helping to create new resources in places where they may not currently exist.
Early Support/Down Syndrome
This is a website run by parents of children with Downs syndrome providing support and information whether you already have a baby or child with Downs syndrome, you are pregnant and want advice on screening and tests or have just received a positive diagnosis following an amnio or CVS.
Portsmouth DSA is committed to improving the lives of children and their families, in Portsmouth and South Hampshire, by providing friendship, support and an extensive range of educational services from birth.
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