The Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire is a local charity that supports families and friends in the community who have a connection to people with Down Syndrome.
The purpose of the charity is to support families who have a connection with Down Syndrome, bringing these families together to offer advice, share experiences, and learn from each other. The charity is run by people with direct experience of Down Syndrome, in most cases parents. The charity:
- Encourages the sharing of experiences
- Provides information
- Offers support
- Organises a social calendar of events
Baby Babble Group
This group is for for children with Down Syndrome from birth to pre-school. This group meets monthly on a Friday from 12pm to 1:15pm, at Hardingstone Village Hall.
The occupational therapist and speech and language therapist chat with each parent and do a mini review of the child to provide input and advice. Feedback is aimed at promoting the child's development in motor, sensory processing, self-care, feeding, oral placement and speech and communication skills.
Targets are developed in collaboration with the parent and monitored by the therapists. These informal sessions also allow parents to have a coffee and chat with each other while their children play.
Portage workers, educators, teaching assistants and other professionals working with a child attending the group are welcome to come along and share their knowledge and targets for the child in order to ensure consistency and collaborative, multidisciplinary working.
For more information about the Baby Babble group, please phone Vanessa Jones on 07774 792276, or email NDSGN007@yahoo.co.uk.
The Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire is a registered charity (no. 1095951).