Supporting the Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down syndrome (RLI) - Accredited trainer training

This online course is designed for experienced teachers, educational psychologists and speech and language therapists who wish to provide training and support to schools 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 program designed to teach reading and language skills to children with Down syndrome. Evaluated in 50 schools in a randomized 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.

Although many schools implement RLI successfully using the intervention handbook, some seek additional support and training for their staff. In some areas, Down syndrome support groups provide additional support and training for schools. In other areas, learning support services have developed expertise supporting schools.

This online course is designed for professionals who wish to provide accredited training and support for RLI. Professionals who successfully complete this course can choose to enrol as accredited trainers who may use DSE-supplied training materials and can be recommended to schools and groups requesting training and support in local areas.

The course includes 4 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 eligible participants in any country. A computer with a modern web browser and a reliable Internet connection sufficient for streaming videos is required. Please refer to admission requirements below.

Contents

The following modules are included in this course:

Features

This course features:

Admission requirements

This course is for experienced teachers, educational psychologists and speech and language therapists who wish to provide training and support to schools. We will consider applications from individuals without these formal qualifications if they have relevant expertise on a case by case basis. In order to enroll on the trainer course, you must have successfully completed the RLI educator training online or at a course delivered by a DSE accredited trainer.

How to book

Before ordering a place on this course, please contact us at training@dseinternational.org with your CV detailing professional qualifications and experience, experience of working with children with Down syndrome of primary school age, and any experience of implementing RLI and experience as a trainer. Please do not order until we have confirmed that you have been accepted onto the course.

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