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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

Peripatetic Service for children and pupils who have Down Syndrome

The Service provides advice, guidance and support to parents and school staff as well as working directly with pupils who have Down Syndrome.

The Service is accessed through referral from Designated Medical Officers of the Health and Social Services Trusts or members of the Board’s Educational Psychology Service.
The Peripatetic Teacher makes home visits in respect of pre-school children, where appropriate, and makes regular visits to schools to advise on approaches and strategies for school age children.

The Peripatetic Teacher liaises with other Board staff who deliver services to parents and schools as well as with professionals in other agencies and provides Advice as part of the statutory assessment process.




The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.
Telephone number: 028 3751 2200 | Email: info@eani.org.uk