March 2018 – This month all LP levels focus on sounds and letters. While we are still working towards best practices in this area, a growing body of research supports the importance of including phonemic awareness and phonics activities when teaching reading to students with Down Syndrome. Pre-K and Level 1 classes focus on noticing sounds in the environment, learning phonemes and linking those sounds to written letters. We also preview a new learning resource to support students of all ages who are working on foundational phonics skills. Levels 2, 3 and 4 focus on using letter sounds to blend and segment words and walk through resources and strategies for teaching syllable and rhyme. As we tune into the sounds of language, there are engaging activities for learners of all levels. We look forward to your feedback!
A sneak peak at our new age-neutral resources: