Reading and Writing for Individuals with Down Syndrome - An Overview - Printed Edition
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This book presents an overview of what is understood about reading development for people with Down syndrome. Reviewing the available research, effective teaching techniques and strategies for promoting reading and language development are identified.
This book provides a review of research into the reading development and reading achievements of individuals with Down syndrome, from preschool to adult life and provides guidance about expected rates of progress. The book draws on research with typically developing readers to illustrate the stages of reading development and the links between speech and language, memory and reading development. The implications of this research for the design of effective teaching programmes are outlined. The significance of introducing reading to two to three year olds with Down syndrome and the way in which reading supports spoken language development, for children of all ages, is discussed.
This book 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 practical activities and advice provided in Reading and Writing for Infants with Down Syndrome, Reading and Writing Development for Children with Down Syndrome and Reading and Writing Development for Teenagers with Down Syndrome.
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.