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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Open Books Open Doors - Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome is a new blog focussed on all aspects of developing literacy skills in children with Down syndrome, published by a Connecticut based project,  funded by grants from the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress and the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.

Current post titles will give you an indication of its coverage:

  Myths and realities 
  What about sight words? 
  There’s an app for that 
  Great resource for podcasts on reading! 
  Sue Buckley is my hero 
  Why we need universal literacy screening 
  Let’s raise the bar 
  The power of literacy

The content draws on research specific to children with Down syndrome and more generic research on emerging literacy. It is beautifully illustrated and well set-out, making it easy to navigate. 

A very apt new resource to appear during our National Year of Reading, worth adding to your regular reading list, and passing on to your child's teachers.

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