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Down Syndrome Education Online offers a comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date range of information, resources and services for families, practitioners and researchers caring for, supporting and investigating Down syndrome.

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Down Syndrome Education Online publishes a wide variety of information and resources:

  • Current news, updates and research highlights
    Keep up-to-date with news, updates of new research and practice advances, and highlights of recent research papers.
  • Practical guidance, observations and opinion
    Find advice and tips about all aspects of development, education and health in practice articles, resource reviews and essays.
  • Original research papers
    Read original study reports, case-studies and reviews from Down Syndrome Research and Practice.
  • Quick, concise information
    (Under Development) Down Syndrome Topics summaries offer concise, up-to-date information on many key issues relating to Down syndrome. They link to further reading and resources and provide a good place when seeking information on a particular subject.
  • Comprehensive, detailed and practical information and guidance
    (Under Development) The Down Syndrome Issues and Information books provide thorough overviews and detailed practical guidance about all aspects of development, education and adult living.
  • Locate resources
    (Under Development) Down Syndrome Abstracts offers access to a database of research papers, books and resources relating to Down syndrome.

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Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI)

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

RLI incorporates best practice in structured activities delivered in fast-paced daily teaching sessions. It was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial and found to improve rates of progress compared to ordinary teaching.

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