“Because of your
Down syndrome
reading program,

my son will enter
I’m really
excited with his
progress.” -J.T.,Atlanta

Special Reads Books & Bundles

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with new books and cards!

New!3-in-1 Bundle

3 in one bundle
Our new, expanded 3-in-1 Bundle includes:

  • 7 Glossy Picture Books
  • 11 Emergent High-Frequency Books
  • 1 Instruction Book
  • 3 Sets High-Frequency Flash Cards

Lead your learner from zero to second-grade reading readiness with this set! Includes Emergent, Primer, and First Grade Levels.

NewEmergent Reader Bundle

Emergent Reader BundleNo matter the age, this newly expanded Emergent Bundle will get a future reader started!

  • 5 Glossy Picture Books
  • 3 Emergent High-Frequency Books
  • 1 Instruction Book
  • 1 Set High-Frequency Flash Cards

NewPrimer Bundle

Primer Bundle

Regardless of age, this expanded Primer Bundle is the next step toward independent reading! All books progress sequentially.

  • 1 Glossy Picture Book
  • 4 Primer Level High-Frequency Books
  • 1 Instruction Book
  • 1 Set High-Frequency Flash Cards


First Grade Bundle

This is the last step before reaching second grade reading readiness! Fun, entertaining, and sequentially planned teaching achieves success.

  • 1 Glossy Picture Book
  • 3 High-Frequency Books
  • 1 Comprehension Workbook
  • 1 Instruction Book
  • 1 Set High-Frequency Flash Cards


Natalie Hale

Founder, Special Reads for Special Needs

• National/International Speaker
• Award Winning Author
• Reading Educator & Consultant
• Reading Program Developer

Energize and inspire your audience at your next conference, parent or educator group with Natalie’s practical and proven methods for teaching learners with Down syndrome to read!


For verified Bundle customers who purchased a Bundle in the past and want to add our new products to their Bundle, we have a special discounted offer as a courtesy. We don’t want you to be left out!

Whole Child Reading: Go in through the Heart, Teach to the Brain!

Whole Child Reading, A quick-start guide to teaching students with down syndrome and other developmental delays by Natalie Hale.

This is your essential Quick-Start Teaching Guide for reading. Reader-friendly, short, and to the point, this guide was written for today’s uber-busy parents and educators. This is a book that belongs on every parent’s kitchen table and every primary educator’s desk, well-worn and bookmarked.

What Customers Say…

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“Thank you thank you!!! My first grader (with Down syndrome) received an Accelerated Reader award usually given to second-to-fourth graders. I cried while I filmed him walking down the aisle while the students chanted his name. Natalie, your program made this possible! I used your program the summer before Kinder, and he went into Kinder reading. We absolutely love and adore your program, and it truly, truly works!” -J.K., Florida

“We have been using your Special Reads for Special Needs program at Notre Dame School since November 2016 and we LOVE this program! It has been a joy to watch our students learn new words and become more interested in books! Before this program, one non-verbal student was unable to read simple words, and now she is reading not just words but BOOKS! We love how the pictures are so vibrant in color, and they really are self-explanatory due to how specific the graphics are. Thank you for creating such an amazing resource that can allow ALL students to learn how to read.”  – C., K., & M., Canada

“I just purchased “Whole Child Reading.”  I also  have “Down Syndrome Parenting 101” ( love it!). We have your Emergent and Primer Reading Bundles.  My son (7, Down syndrome) has had NO interest in reading but is responding well to your program. We started it a little over a month ago and he’s getting it! Thank you so much.” –J.C., Arkansas

“I’m a special education teacher teaching 4-5th grades. I got “Whole Child Reading,” and I couldn’t put it down. I have actually had 5 others from our building buy it as well. One was our school psychologist…she loves anything having to do with the function of the brain. I have the book dog-eared, highlighted and have changed how I do things with my kiddos. Your book is truly the best thing I, as a special education teacher, have read in a very long time. It makes sense!!!!” – C.H., Oklahoma

For many more unsolicited testimonials, please visit our Testimonials Page!

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