Down Syndrome Toolkit for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists

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 Down Syndrome Toolkit for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists 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.

Feedback and future development

The toolkit is intended to be a working document that will be updated and refined as new research evidence and understanding becomes available, and in response to feedback.

If you are a speech and language therapist and you make use of the toolkit, we would love to hear about how you are using it, and what you think of it. Please consider completing our short (10-minute) feedback survey .

The information you provide will be extremely helpful for understanding how the toolkit is being used, and how we can improve it in the future. We are very grateful for your support.

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