Teaching Students with Cognitive Challenges to Read with Judy O'Halloran
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In this episode, I talk with Judy O'Halloran from Raising Robust Readers about teaching reading to students with Down syndrome and other cognitive challenges. Judy and her co-founder Marilee Senior created a unique phonics-based approach to teaching students to read. They have worked with children (and adults!) to ensure that they have the opportunity to learn to read. We discuss the tendency for schools to push students into whole-word reading programs and the need for teachers to raise expectations for our special education students. Judy offers some great suggestions that teachers can use in the classroom to begin using phonograms to teach reading.
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Links/Resources from this episode:
Phonics for Folks with Down Syndrome Facebook Page
GiGi's Playhouse (Down Syndrome Achievement Centers)
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