This ebook provides guidance and advice and describes practical activities to introduce reading activities to pre-school children with Down syndrome. From picture matching, through word matching and single word recognition, it offers practical information in an accessible format.
This book emphasises the importance of the experience of shared book reading in the family in the early years and the benefits for language development and for learning to read. It also highlights the significant benefits of specific reading instruction as part of a speech and language programme and shows how to teach reading to teach talking from two years of age. The authors believe, based on extensive experience and case studies, that early reading activities may be one of the most important keys to overcoming some of the usual spoken language difficulties of children with Down syndrome and to promoting their cognitive development.
This practical book is intended to be used by parents and practitioners, from the first year of life. 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 2001.