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A Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome

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I'm pretty excited about this resource.  We are still trying to figure out this shift from teaching the students on my caseload in a self-contained setting to having them learn alongside their peers in inclusive classrooms.  I struggle with finding the right balance when it comes to literacy.  These students do benefit from exposure and participation in the literacy learni ng that is going on in the classroom but it seems to me that they do need direct instruction at their literacy level to balance this out.  I'm hoping this (or a modified version of this) will help in creating the right balance. The intervention requires 40 minutes of daily one-on-one teaching broken in to a reading strand and a language strand.  This can be done in one 40 minute session or two 20 minute ones.

The reading strand is broken down in to the following components:
Easy Level Book Reading Instructional Level Book Reading Sight Word Reading Letters, Sounds and Phonology New Instructional Level Book R…

Tranforming Education

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A Wall or A Bridge

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Resources

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Effective Communication

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The Social Construct of Disability

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What is Experience?

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A Social Learning Approach to Regulation and Resiliency for Students with Neurobiological Differences

Just wanted to share the work that came out of our latest graduate course assignment. Here is the link to the wiki that we produced as part of the project: http://self-regulation.wikispaces.com/