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Teaching reading to children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and teachers
Oelwein, Patricia L.
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Publication Information:
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 1995.
Physical Description:
ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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Central Library LC4620 .O36 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Reading is an essential, enriching, and attainable skill for children with Down syndrome. This guide presents a nationally recognized reading program for children with Down syndrome that can be used to effectively meet a child's unique learning needs and style.

The reading method and lessons presented here are specifically designed to be motivating, fun, and rewarding. Filled with sample flash cards, games, charts, and recommended story books, the program emphasizes the visual learning style typical of most children with Down syndrome. Parents can customize lessons to capture their child's interest and set the learning pace to a level for greatest success.

This step-by-step guide to reading allows parents to work with their child at home and helps them coordinate reading lessons with teachers, ensuring the continuity of their child's education year after year.

Author Notes

Patricia Oelwein , a consultant in private practice, worked at the University of Washington in the Down Syndrome Programs at the Center on Human Development and Disabilities for twenty-five years. The positions she held in the program include teacher in demonstration classrooms, coordinator, and outreach trainer. She has provided specialized training for teaching children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays through the United States and in fourteen other countries spanning six continents.

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