Leading content provider for the care, health and learning sector, Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), has provided funding and logistical resources to launch a Down’s syndrome charity’s online learning resource.
Teach Me Too, a library of educational videos designed to help develop skills in speech, language and cognition, will be launched by Kent-based Down’s syndrome charity, 21 Together, on Christmas Eve.
21 Together charity manager, Jo Aiyathurai, said: “As parents, we understand the learning challenges that children with Down’s syndrome face. While they can flourish in a mainstream learning environment, in order to do so, they need to learn visually, rather than through auditory learning techniques.
“These videos – which prioritise ‘stage’ rather than ‘age’ – recognise that children with Down’s syndrome can begin their reading journey from the age of two, and, with the right support, some can achieve expected reading milestones when they start school. We think that is life changing and are grateful to QCS for all its support.”
QCS’s partnership with 21 Together is part of a wider goal to drive innovation, to make content more accessible to providers, to move it beyond compliance and in doing so, to make it available to new sectors, markets and geographies.
As part of this strategy, QCS is supporting the work of experts in a number of different fields in a raft of sectors, including dementia care, where QCS is collaborating with Jackie Pool, a frontline dementia care expert, to further develop the QCS PAL Instrument, a tool which assesses cognitive ability.
Mat Whittingham, QCS’s Chief Executive and Co-Founder, said: “We’re delighted, excited and honoured to be supporting 21 Together’s Teach Me Too programme. When we met with Jo and her team, what really shone through was a passion and determination to make this game-changing learning resource universally available to every person with Down’s syndrome.
“At QCS, we’re focused on helping those that care to go above and beyond standards and regulations. With this in mind, we will do all that we can to support 21 Together to launch and develop this unique and pioneering video learning resource.”