From Down Syndrome Education International News this week:A landmark research study has shown that a targeted teaching intervention accelerates progress in reading and language development for children with Down syndrome. The primary results of the study are now available online, ahead of publication in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The study was the first large controlled trial of an intervention designed for children with Down syndrome and was led by researchers at Down Syndrome Education International working with colleagues at the Centre for Reading and Language at the University of York, UK. DSE will be publishing a handbook and other resources, and providing training and support services, to help teachers successfully implement the new reading and language intervention.
Read DSE International's full news report here.
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Kelly Burgoyne, et al, Efficacy of a reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome: a randomized controlled trial, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Article first published online: 26 APR 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02557.x
The full text of the research paper is available online here.