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

The 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. Evaluated in 50 schools in a randomised controlled trial, the intervention is designed to be delivered by teaching assistants in daily one-to-one sessions, supported by the class teacher and school SEN specialists. This course is designed to supplement the RLI handbook to help schools get started implementing the intervention.

This course is designed for educators (teachers in mainstream and special education, advisory teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants and paraprofessionals, speech and language therapists/pathologists) involved in delivering the Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) . Parents with an interest in the intervention and how they can support their child's reading and language learning in partnership with their school may also benefit from the course.

The course includes 6 modules, each of which includes a video presentation, handouts and an assessment. The video presentations can be viewed, handouts downloaded and assessments completed at any time. In addition, course participants are invited to join an online discussion forum with DSE tutors for the opportunity to ask questions and seek additional advice. Course participants should plan to spend a minimum of 12 hours studying to complete the course and assessments.

The course is accessible to participants in any country. A computer with a modern web browser and a reliable Internet connection sufficient for streaming videos is required.

RLI handbook

This course is designed to supplement the RLI handbook, which is also accompanied by online resources, including video clips illustrating the activities, assessment and record keeping forms, and example teaching materials. It is assumed that course participants will have access to the handbook to work with.

Contents

The following modules are included in this course:

Features

This course features:

Course duration

We recommend setting aside around two hours per week for 6 weeks to study this course.

We provide access to the course for a period of 12 months, during which time participants must successfully complete each module and all of the assessments in order to receive a certificate of achievement.

How to book

The course is available to participants in any country - all you need is a reliable Internet connection sufficient for streaming videos.

You can order via either of our online stores - in the UK (in British Pounds) or in the US (in US Dollars).