What is SKIP?
Special Kids Intervention Programme
SKIP is an early development programme for children aged 0 to 5 years with Down syndrome. The programme is holistic in nature and is play based.
A SKIP session targets all areas of each child’s development, such as speech and language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and most of all social skills.
SKIP sessions will take place in the DSC Cork, which is based in Forge House, Forge Hill, Cork. They will take place weekly from Monday – Friday.
- To give the opportunity for children to congregate, to learn from one another and to experience specific developmental intervention geared towards their particular level and needs.
- To prepare a child with Down syndrome to go to mainstream shool at the end of the programme.
- To help parents and carers acquire useful skills they can carry over into the home situation and daily life
- For children and parents to form a strong bond and to share experiences, joy and support throughout the years.