Down Syndrome Research Forum 2024

The Down Syndrome Research Forum was held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2024.

The Down Syndrome Research Forum is a regular international event where researchers, students, practitioners, and families meet to discuss current research and practice, and learn from each other.

Once again, the forum will be held online following previous success, and for the convenience of attendees and presenters. We welcome presentations of research work (including work in progress) and presentations from practitioners who may wish to share their experiences of using particular interventions or service models.

Presenters will present their work to attendees in live sessions delivered over video-call. The sessions will be recorded to enable registered participants who are unable to attend all the live sessions to access content later.

The keynotes this year are:

  • "Developmental foundations in infants with Down syndrome: Research to inform anticipatory practices". Debbie Fidler, Professor and Director Developmental Disabilities Research Laboratory - Human Development and Family Studies (
  • "Reading skills in individuals with Down syndrome" Susan Loveall- Hague, Assistant Professor Susan Loveall | College of Education and Human Sciences (
  • "Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Intervention Research and Young Children with Down Syndrome: Exploring Opportunities" MaryAnn Romski, Regents Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Communication Sciences & Disorders Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA USA

If you are new to the Forum see the dedicated page for further details.