North East Lincolnshire Down's Syndrome Family Support Group

Supporting children and adults with Down's syndrome and their families in North East Lincolnshire. Charity number 1154260

Welcome to our Communication Group!

The Communication Group aims to support children with Downs Syndrome and their families.  Parents, grandparents, carers, friends and their children meet weekly at Scartho Children Centre, in the grounds of Fairfield Primary School, Mendip Avenue, on Wednseday afternoons between 12:30pm and 2:30pm during school term time.

It is a place:

  • to make new friends
  • to share information and tips for an easier life
  • to celebrate each of our children’s achievements
  • where we can enjoy fun and games together
  • where we can share the most up to date resources
  • where, together with our children, we can begin to grab life with both hands

Our aim is to develop the skills our children will need to become fully integrated members of society.

We would like to develop the group further extending current activities, which are based on an understanding of the specific learning profile of children with Downs Syndrome, to ease the children’s transition into school.  By focussing on signing, language development, reading, numeracy and social interaction, the children can learn effectively, going on to read, write and access the rest of the school curriculum.  Accessing suitable training and current knowledge of the child's attainment would be an essential part of aiding their smooth transition into pre-school and full time mainstream settings.

 

The group is visited regularly by local NHS Speach and Language Therapists (SALT), and by the Physiotherapy department.

 

If you would like to know more about the Communication Group and what we do you can call us on:

07935 339913 or email: info@nelincs-downs-syndrome.co.uk

Alternatively, you can communicate with other parents and carers via Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!

  

 Henry asking for "more please"

  

 

 Raphi working hard