A new toolkit offering guidance for speech and language therapists has been published by a team of therapists working in the UK NHS. They hope the toolkit will inform effective support for young people with Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Toolkit for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists was developed by speech and language therapists at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. Their goal was to provide up-to-date, evidence-based guidance to better support services for young people with Down syndrome.

The toolkit aims to provide evidence-based guidance to speech and language therapists working with children with Down syndrome from birth to 19 years of age. It includes an overview of the relevant literature on how Down syndrome influences speech and language development, provides guidance on therapy approaches and practical tools for assessment and target setting.

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