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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
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info@kcdsg.org

Reading Instruction

Reading instruction in students with Down syndrome must focus on their areas of strength: visual learning, visual short term memory, and social understanding. Check out the Developmental Profile of Strengths and Weaknesses by Sue Buckley, reprinted by the DSFOC Learning Program.

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The Down Syndrome Guild utilizes the DSFOC Learning Program curriculum and materials in helping support students with reading development in grades PK-3.  We also recommend utilizing Reading A to Z in higher grades.

Watch this video about Successful Strategies for Beginning Readers with Down Syndrome by Down Syndrome Research Foundation - Canada

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Check out information from Down Syndrome Education Online for tips, techniques, and strategies for helping teach your child to read, including this article Teaching children with Down syndrome to read by Sue Buckley and Gillian Bird.

Down Syndrome Education Online


 OTHER RESOURCES

 Sightword Reading Resources