“Go in through the heart and teach to the brain.” This the basis for the reading program developed by Natalie Hale, the mother of a child with Down syndrome and a reading educator and program developer. While teaching her own son to read at age five, she created books that addressed his needs: large type, generous white space, separate space for type and pictures, and interesting topics!
In this seminar, DSACT Education Manager Peggy Wolf will outline Ms. Hale's reading approach, which emphasizes providing interesting books that are written at a level to guarantee your child's sense of mastery. This approach works at any age. You can read more about Ms. Hale's approach at http://specialreads.com/.