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FSR and a child with down syndrome?

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    FSR and a child with down syndrome?

    I am just wondering if anyone here has had success using the FSR program with their child with down syndrome. My daughter is 11yo and not reading yet. I am wondering if I should give it a try or use some other resources that have been recommended by families with a child with down syndrome.

    Thanks.

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    Originally posted by 4Brightdays View Post
    I am just wondering if anyone here has had success using the FSR program with their child with down syndrome. My daughter is 11yo and not reading yet. I am wondering if I should give it a try or use some other resources that have been recommended by families with a child with down syndrome.

    Thanks.
    Hi, Christi.

    Beginning with Level 1, we are designing these special-needs curricula so that anyone may substitute another phonics/reading program, if desired. However, I hope you will try the FSR program in Level C & Level 1!

    We researched the latest information on phonics/reading with Down Syndrome before deciding how to incorporate FSR into SC Level C and SC Level 1. We supplement the traditional FSR program with more visual aids, more explicit instructions for teaching and review, added hands-on supplements to teach blending, and cards for whole-word (not whole-language) practice.


    Near the end of Level C, the child is introduced to FSR orally through Book A with written components optional. In Level 1, he reviews the words and reading process through Book A step-by-step. He then progresses through Books B-D with the assistance of easy and enjoyable readers, Classical Phonics, and continued visual strategies. I think you will find the approach enjoyable and effective.


    For a refresher on the background with some encouragement, see this thread.

    Thanks-
    Cheryl

    Simply Classical - the book

    Simply Classical - the curriculum - more levels to come

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