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Down Syndrome NSW
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Friday, 27 July 2012

We need to talk about reading ...

Rachel Adams, writing for the Huffington Post, says that teaching children with Down syndrome (like her son Henry) to read is still Radical Pedagogy, in a world where low expectations remain all too common.

That most children with Down syndrome can learn to read is not news to many of us here, but to the wider community it is. Even within education circles, we need to highlight from time to time what is a comparatively new phenomenon ... many practising professionals could have trained before realistic expectations of literacy for people with Down syndrome were validated by research and experience, and/or might not have had the occasion to give it much thought.

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