Monday, November 1, 2010
Matthew likes books and enjoys being read to. He can "read" some of his favorite books by looking at the pictures. I made an "I See" book for Matthew on Shutterfly after mentioning it in a previous blog entry Matthew Can Sight Read.
Creating an "I See" book after teaching some sight words was also one of the suggestions in Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome as a way to introduce simple sentences with words that he knows and can read by himself. This will be his first book that he can actually read on his own. He likes the repetition of the phrase "I see" and pictures of family members, including grandparents and immediate uncles, aunts and cousins.
Here he is in the video, pointing to the words and reading. While he may not be articulating the words clearly for someone who is not used to how he talks, Bill and I understand him and we see how he is really reading the words and not just looking at the pictures.
There are a few words and names in the book that he doesn't read yet but he recognizes the person in the photo. With his high interest in words and a little more flashcard work with the words "family," "uncle," "auntie" and a few names in the book, he'll be reading the words in this book 100% on his own very soon.
Book Review: Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome
Matthew Can Sight Read