“Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome”-a guide for parents and teachers
By: Patricia Logan Oelwein
Children with Down syndrome can be taught to read using a approach that provides for their unique learning styles and needs. The only book on this subject, Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, describes a nationally known reading program that ensures success by presenting lessons which are both imaginative and functional and which can be tailored to meet the needs of each student.
“As the parent of an eleven-year-old boy with Down syndrome I found [this] book to be extremely parent friendly…[also it] has valuable information on behavior management and helping children with Down syndrome to have greater self confidence. We use Pat’s program successfully and extensively at the center.” –Karen Hahne, Director, Kids On The Move, Inc. (An early intervention program) Orem, Utah
“This book is an important piece of writing. Parents and teachers should welcome it as a significant contribution towards understanding how children with Down syndrome learn, and, especially, how they can be taught to read.” –From the foreword by Valentine Dmitriev, Ph.D.