This ebook provides guidance and advice and describes practical activities to promote reading development for adolescents with Down syndrome. Discussing issues including word and sentence reading, phonics, spelling and creative writing, it offers practical information in an accessible format.
This practical book describes the principles that should guide the continued teaching of reading and writing to teenagers during their secondary school years. Some teenagers will already be competent and independent readers but others may be learning to read at this age. It contains guidance on all aspects of literacy work in the classroom, including word, sentences and text level work, phonics, spelling and creative writing. It contains ideas for encouraging teenagers who have experienced failure with reading activities and identifies the way in which computer programmes can be used to support learning. The book also emphasises the importance of linking reading activities to the teenager's language comprehension level and to individual activities and interests. It illustrates the way in which reading activities can incorporate the teenager's speech and language goals.
This practical book is intended to be used by parents and education professionals. It is designed to be read in conjunction with other books in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information series. In particular, it is complemented by the background information provided in Reading and Writing for Individuals with Down Syndrome - An Overview.
Down Syndrome Issues and Information is a series of practical and informative books covering the full range of developmental, health and social issues relating to individuals with Down syndrome. The books have been written by some of the world's leading experts and are based on years of research and hands-on experience.
The content of this ebook edition is the same as in the original print edition first published in 2002.