Welcome to The Lejeune Clinic
Early Intervention Clinics for Babies and Children with Down syndrome
The Lejeune Clinic runs Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy for Babies and Children with Down syndrome
Our current online clinics focus on developing the child's speech, language and communication as well as their physical development. Through our parent training sessions led by our specialist therapists, we provide an insight into the theory behind how a child's development can be supported through targeted interventions. We offer advice on introducing structures with strategies with tips on how to help from the earliest stages of development, with practical activities which can be incorporated into their everyday lives.
This shared intervention is proven to have excellent outcomes for the children and enables parents to learn more about their child’s condition and to gain an understanding of how to best support them and give them the best start in life.
We run a variety of Webinar themed talks with Q&A oppotunities led by our therapists and invited professionals. The webinar sessions are recorded and are available on request to Lejeune Clinic Members. To become a Member please fill in the Referral form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Training Webinars and Topical Follow-On Q&A Sessions
All our Clinics combine practical therapy with observations, advice and discussion.
Webinar sessions and the recordings cost £10 per session. The Topical Follow-On Q&A Sessions are free. The Charity subsidises all the sesssions we provide and families pay a contributon towards the cost. We fully fund families in financial need, this is so that all families can attend, please contact us if you need this support.
Whilst our face to face Clinics are temporarily suspended we are running parent training Webinars and Q&A sessions:
Next Parent Webinar Sessions
Thursday 3rd December @ 8pm
(for parents of any age child)
This session follows on from our previous webinar on good practices and the theory of why your child might not be eating well [the recording is available on request]. Our second session will demonstrate strategies of how to help your child explore their food, cope with textures and to enjoy mealtimes.
Sessions cost £10 per family
To book a place contact: Sessions@lejeuneclinic.com
Please Note: To become a member to join our sessions you will need to fill out our Referral Form.
New members are very welcome.
Become a Member
We are pleased to announce that we have added a Members' Area to the website for 2020.
After filling in the registration form below, you can log into the site and access the Members' Area page, which includes –
- Speech, Language & Activities
- Communication Information
- Communication Services Links
- Creating an 'All About Me' Passport
- Access to Down Syndrome Development Journal Tracker
Games & Nursery Rhymes
- Using Songs to Help Develop Early Communication
- 'Ready, Steady, Go!' Game Information
- Nursery Rhyme Song Cards
Lejeune Clinic Photo Gallery
If you're already a member, click on the 'Login' link at the top of this page, or click here.
To become a member, please fill in the following form –
“...A great source of intensive and tailored advice on both learning development and physical development. Great practical advice, useful materials to use at home and ideas for how to continue development.”
Speech & Language Therapy (SALT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) are proven to have hugely beneficial effects on the progress and development of children with Down syndrome. Our targeted sessions are run by specialist therapists in SALT & OT. Parents are invited to join the sessions to learn about the practical activities that can be incorporated into their child’s everyday life.
The valuable service we provide is heavily subsidised and we survive purely from financial donations and fundraising from the generosity of our supporters. If you can help by either donating to the charity or organising a fundraising event, either contact us using the email address below or click on the pink Give as you Live button below. All donations are much appreciated!
Contact Us at Funding@lejeuneclinic.com
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Most of our referrals are via this website or word of mouth. If you know a family who might benefit from our services, please let them know.
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