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DSES – Educator Session – Teaching Reading to Students with Down Syndrome

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands
The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child.
Workshop title:  WHOLE CHILD READING: Go in Through the Heart and Teach to the Brain

Speaker:  Natalie Hale, Founder – Special Reads for Special Needs

Place: UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231

A national and international speaker for over 20 years, Natalie’s passion for teaching reading to our learners is based on the firm belief that our children/teens/adults can learn to read. An educator and parent of an adult son with Down syndrome, Natalie’s enthusiasm is contagious. Giving tools that are immediately applicable by attendees, she leads the audience through an effective plan to teach reading to learners of any age with Down syndrome or other developmental delays. With the goal of reading success achieved through “Going in through the heart and teaching to the brain,” she covers in detail the most effective methods, materials, and motivation guidelines. Topics covered include current best practice, the optimal order of learning to read, sight word learning, phonemic awareness, effective teaching materials, teaching nonverbal learners and older non-readers, the Fast Flash method, comprehension tips, errorless testing techniques, and more.


*Registration closes Monday, March 19th at 10am. Please email Leah at janke@dsamidlands.org if you miss the deadline and would like to attend.
**Childcare is not provided. With the exception of infants, we request that you refrain from bringing children to this event.

For more information, contact Leah Janke at janke@dsamidlands.org


Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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