Blog #220~Down Syndrome Good Reads
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This week, I want to highlight books associated with Down syndrome. You can click on my resource book shelf page, to view a comprehensive list of books: https://nickspecialneeds.com/resource-book-shelf/
Woodbine House is the gold standard for resource books related to Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities for parents, family members, children, teachers, and other professionals. This publishing company has over 40 books on Down syndrome with a 30% discount this month! http://www.woodbinehouse.com/product-category/down-syndrome/
There are a lot more books on Amazon, related to Down syndrome. One that caught my eye, with a 5 star rating and solid reviews is The Parent’s Guide To Down Syndrome by Jen Jacob and Madra Sikora. The reviews for this book state that it is upbeat, current, informative, insightful, and a fun and easy read:
In addition to books for parents, teachers and professionals, there are many children’s books about Down syndrome both on Amazon and in my resource book shelf link, that I listed above.
Promoting acceptance and inclusion are two goals of Down syndrome Awareness Month. Many parents and advocates do presentations at schools and in their community, incorporating book reads and power point presentations to educate others.
Donating books to local public and school libraries is a great way to spread the word about Down syndrome. Many Down syndrome support groups provide materials, like bookmarks and calendars, that can be distributed as well. In addition, these support groups often provide training to become a speaker and advocate. Check with your local support group to see if they have a resource libray with books, tech and other resources to help families who have a child with Down syndrome.
The books and links I provided here, will help parents, family members, teachers and professionals better support a child having Down syndrome. In particular, the Woodbine House books provided me with encouragement, understanding and practical tips for growth/medical management, academic skills in reading/math, gross and fine motor development. This gave me more confidence to better advocate and help my son, Nick who is now 24 years old.
I hope these good reads provide a lens on the subject of Down syndrome to further educate, and promote acceptance and inclusion. That’s what is in my noggin this week.
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