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Down syndrome Research Forum Ireland – Friday, 29th March, 2019

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Down syndrome Research Forum Ireland: Exploring best practice in speech, language, and communication for people with Down syndrome and their families

The purpose of this seminar is two-fold:
1: To increase awareness among researchers, practitioners, individuals and families about the current evidence base for best practice in speech and language therapy for children with Down syndrome
2: To engage in collaborative practice to build future research in Ireland. We aim to showcase both national and international projects on speech, language and communication in Down syndrome that will be accessible to practitioners and families, facilitating informed decisions about their healthcare. In addition, we aim to develop research collaborations with practitioners, charitable organisations, families and people with Down syndrome on how to make Ireland a leading country in speech and language research for people with Down syndrome.

The motivation for the seminar is to share findings from a HRB-funded Cochrane Fellowship that looked at parent-mediated interventions for preschool children with Down syndrome (for publication in 2018), as well as a number of Irish-based projects between the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UCC and Down syndrome Ireland (DSI).

We will also share best practice in international research as we have secured agreement from two internationally leading experts in the field of disability research to attend the seminar and share their research and experience.

You will find more information on the Down syndrome Research Forum here.

This event is taking place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.  For more details contact or

Please note this conference is now fully booked.

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This event will be targeted at people with Down syndrome and their families as well as professionals such as early years educators, teachers, speech and language therapists, and psychologists. It aims to showcase current research on the area of speech and language with this population, and plan future research with key stakeholders.