READING PROGRAM in 3 Literacy Levels

All 3 Reading Program levels include our new Comprehension Evaluation Series

We designed our Down syndrome literacy program to be especially appealing to–and effective for–teaching children with Down syndrome, autism/ASD, ADD/ADHD, and other developmental delays.

The newest addition to our reading program is a Comprehension Evaluation Series, and we have taken great care to make sure it can be fully used by children with Down syndrome who are either nonverbal or have limited verbal skills.

“This program truly, truly works!”

“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

 

“Thank you for creating such an amazing resource”

“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., Educators, Canada

3-in-1 Bundle: Complete Program

OUR COMPLETE PROGRAM, the 3-in-1 BUNDLE, contains reading books, flash cards, and full instructions for 3 literacy levels: Pre-Primer (also called Emergent), Primer, and First Grade

With this complete reading program, you’re set with all the materials you’ll need for 2-3 years of progress. With this reading curriculum for Down syndrome, you can take your learner from the starting gate all the way through First Grade mastery.

Included are all the elements needed to master the Emergent (often called Pre-Primer), Primer, and First Grade reading levels; flash cards and all books are included.

In addition, we’ve added a long-anticipated comprehension component to our complete Down syndrome reading program. No verbal ability is required, which makes this Comprehension Evaluation Series useful for all learners.

We provide essential training and engagement with reading books in two components: first, fun, engaging, humorous picture books; then a high frequency series of picture books targeting mastery of required word lists. The first is essential for student engagement, and the second is essential for qualifying for school progression.

Full instructions are included with our Quick-Start booklet, our Parent & Educator Guide, and our textbook, “Whole Child Reading.”

The instructions give copious reading tips and strategies specific to teaching reading to children with Down syndrome. You will have all the teaching tools you need to move a beginning reader to independent reading!

Includes:

  • Book: “Whole Child Reading: A Quick-Start Guide to Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Delays
  • 7 Glossy Picture Books
  • 11 Glossy High Frequency Books
  • Quick-Start Instruction Book
  • Parent & Educator Guide for Teaching & Testing
  • Flash Cards: Dolch high frequency word cards for Emergent/Pre-Primer, Primer, First Grade
  • NEW Comprehension Evaluation Books, 3 levels: Emergent/Pre-Primer, Primer, and First Grade

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$279 with Free Shipping  

Emergent Reader Bundle 

OUR EMERGENT READER LEVEL contains reading books, flash cards, and full instructions for the first literacy level, Emergent/Pre-Primer

With this beginning level of our Down syndrome reading program, you’re set with all the materials you’ll need to jump-start your emerging reader on the road to literacy.

Included are all the elements needed to master the Emergent/Pre-Primer reading levels; flash cards, full instructions, and all books are included.

In addition, we’ve added a long-anticipated comprehension component to our complete Down syndrome reading program. No verbal ability is required, which makes this Comprehension Evaluation Series useful for all learners.

We provide essential training and engagement with reading books in two components: first, fun, engaging, humorous picture books; then a high frequency series of picture books targeting mastery of required word lists. The first is essential for student engagement, and the second is essential for qualifying for school progression.

Full instructions are included with our Quick-Start booklet, our Parent & Educator Guide, and our textbook, “Whole Child Reading.”

The instructions give copious reading tips and strategies specific to teaching reading to children with Down syndrome. You’ll have all the teaching tools you need to move a beginning reader to the next literacy level.

“We are ecstatic!”

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you!!!! After reading about your Fast Flash method, and following it at home, my 10-year-old son just two days ago read me his first 5 words!!!! To say he and I were ecstatic is an understatement.”- J.A., United Kingdom

“How do I know if this is the right level for my child?” We get this question often.

The answer is this: If your child knows fewer than 50-60 words “cold,” able to recognize them anywhere, and if your child is unable to fluently read the “I Said” book in the series (click on the “LOOK INSIDE” link below), then start with this level. Mastery of a level includes not just recognizing a word on a flash card, but being able to generalize it (recognize it anywhere) and be comfortable fluently reading the I See, Look, and especially I Said books.

If your learner can easily do this level, then go to the Primer Level and look inside those pages. (Scroll down to the Primer Level section.)

The Emergent Bundle Includes:

  • Book “Whole Child Reading: A Quick-Start Guide to Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Delays”
  • 5 Glossy Picture Books
  • 3 Glossy High Frequency Books
  • Quick-Start Instruction Book
  • Parent & Educator Guide for Teaching and Testing
  • 1 Pack Emergent/Pre-Primer High Frequency Word Flash Cards
  • NEW Comprehension Evaluation Book, Emergent/Pre-Primer Level

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$159 with Free Shipping 

Primer Bundle now EXPANDED!

OUR PRIMER READING BUNDLE  now includes a Comprehension Evaluation Book

We’ve added a long-anticipated comprehension component to our Reading Program! No verbal ability is required, which makes this Comprehension Evaluation Series useful for all learners.

This Bundle is the next step after the Emergent Reader level. We’ve carefully planned a walk through required word lists by disguising them as fun and often funny books, and we include our entertaining “Peanut Butter Party” as a motivating extra.

Full instructions are included with our Quick-Start booklet, our Parent & Educator Guide, and our textbook, “Whole Child Reading.”

The Primer Bundle is your next step in the reading journey, with tools you need to both feel confident in your teaching and get your budding reader to progress!

Includes:

  • Whole Child Reading text book
  • 1 Glossy Picture Book
  • 4 Glossy High-Frequency Books
  • Quick-Start Instruction Book
  • Parent & Educator Guide for Teaching and Testing
  • 1 Pack Primer High-Frequency Flash Cards
  • NEW Comprehension Evaluation Book, Primer Level

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$89 with Free Shipping  

First Grade Bundle EXPANDED!

OUR FIRST GRADE BUNDLE  now includes a Comprehension Evaluation Book

We’ve added a long-anticipated comprehension component to our Complete Reading Program! No verbal ability is required, which makes our Comprehension Evaluation Series useful for all learners.

This First Grade Bundle leads your learner right to the door of second grade reading readiness, with the tools you need to both feel confident in your teaching and get your budding reader to progress!

We’ve carefully planned a walk through required word lists by disguising them as fun and often funny books, and we include our entertaining “Macaroni and Baloney” as a motivating extra.

Full instructions are included with our Quick-Start booklet, our Parent & Educator Guide, and our textbook, “Whole Child Reading.”

This First Grade Bundle is your next step in the reading journey, with tools you need to both feel confident in your teaching and get your budding reader to progress!

Includes:

  • Whole Child Reading text book
  • 1 Glossy Picture Book
  • 3 Glossy High-Frequency Books
  • Quick-Start Instruction Book
  • Parent & Educator Guide for Teaching and Testing
  • First Grade High-Frequency Flash Cards
  • NEW Comprehension Evaluation Book, First Grade Level

Boy in red shirt carrying a sign with letter "A"LOOK INSIDE!
View sample pages from some of the books.

$89 with Free Shipping  

NEW! Comprehension Evaluation Series

Our NEW Comprehension Evaluation Series is ready! We designed this series so that no verbal ability is required to complete these tests.

This series is ideal for educators who must evaluate reading comprehension regardless of a lower literacy level, and homeschoolers will find it a welcome and efficient tool for keeping track of comprehension progress.

This series tests comprehension of the first 3 Dolch Word List levels: Pre-Primer (Emergent), Primer, and First Grade. This series is designed to be used with our High Frequency Picture Books, which are included in all of our reading bundles.

This Comprehension Series can also be used independently of our High Frequency Book series, though students may not know the high interest words taught in our HF Books. In that case, this Comprehension Series can only test knowledge of the Dolch high frequency words for the first 3 levels, and will not test knowledge of various high interest words we use (pizza, dog, etc.).

Each level increases in difficulty; students in the first two Dolch levels are asked to silently read the sentence and mark or circle the correct picture.

At the advanced first grade level, two versions of each test are given: the first is color coded to show the answer to what is usually a “wh” question; the second version is without color. In this way, the first grade tests train the learner in referential comprehension: the student learns to refer back to the text to find the answer.

$35.00