From Frank Buckley, CEO of Down Syndrome Education International:
Come along to a free online briefing tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday to find out more about our classroom language and reading teaching intervention trial - the largest controlled intervention trial of a targeted educational intervention for children with Down syndrome. The trial is just entering its second year and we hope to start to get some preliminary results later in 2010. This briefing will describe the study, the particular teaching techniques being evaluated and the outcomes we are hoping to establish.
Last year - with £440,000 ($750,000 or €500,000) pledged by the UK Big Lottery Fund - we began largest study to date of a practical and targeted educational intervention for children with Down syndrome. The three year study is undertaking a robust evaluation of a language and reading programme designed for use in schools through a multicentre, randomised trial. Our UK research team is working on this project with partners at the Centre for Language and Reading at the University of York.
The briefings are free to access at the following times:
* Thursday 10 June at 5.00pm London time (BST): 12.00pm New York, 9.00am Los Angeles, 6.00pm Paris, 7.00pm Moscow, 9.30pm New Delhi
* Friday 11 June at 9.00am London time (BST): 10.00am Paris, 11.00am Moscow, 2.30pm New Delhi, 6.00pm Sydney
Audio is available over the Internet or via a telephone conference.
Visit our online meetings site to register for the event: http://go.downsed.org/webevents/
(Tip: If you want to check your computer is setup in advance of the session, under the "Set Up" heading to the left click on "Event Manager" and follow the instructions.)
For further information about other research briefings visit http://go.downsed.org/?research-events-2010