Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale

Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale Natalie Hale is an international speaker on Down Syndrome Reading, an award-winning author, educator, consultant, and mom to an adult son with DS.
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05/27/2020
V5

It's Wednesday, so here is Video #5!

05/25/2020
XV3

Extra Video #3!

05/20/2020
Video4

It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for Video #4 !

05/13/2020
VIDEO #3

IT'S WEDNESDAY, SO THAT MEANS IT'S TIME FOR VIDEO #3!
"ROCK THAT 11th COMMANDMENT!"

05/06/2020
Video #2

It's Wednesday, so that must mean it's time for Video #2! Enjoy! ❤️

04/29/2020
Video 1

Today I'm starting a "how-to" reading video series. I hope you'll join me every Wednesday for 40 seconds! (Okay, sometimes it's 60 seconds...)
Today is Video #1, to get you started with "40 SECONDS TO READING." I'll also post these videos on my YouTube channel, "Natalie Hale Down Syndrome." Enjoy, and I hope to see you next Wednesday, too!

NEVER SAY NEVER FOR A NON-CHEWER! Jonathan's extraordinary caregiver is somehow managing to help this 35-year-old learn ...
04/26/2020

NEVER SAY NEVER FOR A NON-CHEWER! Jonathan's extraordinary caregiver is somehow managing to help this 35-year-old learn to chew. He's doing what a number of PTs, OTs, and Mom tried so hard to do when he was young, with zero results. Kudos and Gratitude to you, Oumar!

MAKE THE NEW NORMAL EASIER: MAKE THEIR DAY VISUALhttps://specialreads.com/make-their-day-visual-oh-i-see/A few weeks int...
04/14/2020

MAKE THE NEW NORMAL EASIER: MAKE THEIR DAY VISUAL
https://specialreads.com/make-their-day-visual-oh-i-see/

A few weeks into “shelter in place,” you’ve probably got a new routine going by now. If noncompliance or trouble with transitions is a problem in your NEW NORMAL, here's some help...

YOU'RE THE TEACHER FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Your good news is that a radical "fire-their-jets" reading program c...
04/08/2020

YOU'RE THE TEACHER FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Your good news is that a radical "fire-their-jets" reading program can be delivered to your door. Parent-friendly instructions included. www.specialreads.com

PERSONAL BOOK APPS TO THE RESCUE!https://specialreads.com/easy-apps-for-personal-books/It's "Shelter at Home Time," and ...
04/01/2020

PERSONAL BOOK APPS TO THE RESCUE!
https://specialreads.com/easy-apps-for-personal-books/

It's "Shelter at Home Time," and maybe you finally have time for creating those personal books you wanted to make! Whether you print them (my preferred way) or just leave them on a device, here's a list of apps to get you started...

03/21/2020
Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale's cover photo
03/17/2020

Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale's cover photo

SADLY, YOU HAVE LOTS OF UNEXPECTED "HOME TIME" NOW. HAPPILY, A READING PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR DOWN SYNDROME CAN BE DELIVER...
03/17/2020

SADLY, YOU HAVE LOTS OF UNEXPECTED "HOME TIME" NOW.
HAPPILY, A READING PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR DOWN SYNDROME CAN BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR...
www.specialreads.com

Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale
03/10/2020

Down Syndrome Reading with Natalie Hale

HOMESCHOOLING: HERE’S YOUR READY-MADE READING PROGRAM www.specialreads.comI’ve homeschooled, so I know. You need a progr...
03/04/2020

HOMESCHOOLING: HERE’S YOUR READY-MADE READING PROGRAM
www.specialreads.com
I’ve homeschooled, so I know. You need a program that WORKS. One that doesn’t waste your time or your money. Most of all, one that can give your child SUCCESS. This one does.

WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO TEACH INDEPENDENT READING?www.specialreads.comThe fastest way is to use what WORKS. A long tra...
02/26/2020

WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO TEACH INDEPENDENT READING?
www.specialreads.com
The fastest way is to use what WORKS. A long trail of educator and parent testimonials on our site gives the thumbs up: this method is FAST and it WORKS.

“MY TEEN DOESN’T UNDERSTAND MONEY. HE HAS A PART-TIME JOB BUT NO CONCEPT OF SPENDING VS. SAVING, etc. HELP!” https://tin...
02/24/2020

“MY TEEN DOESN’T UNDERSTAND MONEY. HE HAS A PART-TIME JOB BUT NO CONCEPT OF SPENDING VS. SAVING, etc. HELP!”
https://tinyurl.com/w3pn3pv
HELP IS ON THE WAY with our workbook, “Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics!”…“Finally a workable book! We homeschool our children, and this book is working well for our daughter with Down syndrome.” -J.P., Amazon

IS YOUR CHILD’S READING PROGRAM WORKING BEAUTIFULLY? KEEP USING IT.  IF NOT, TRY THIS. www.specialreads.com23 countries ...
02/19/2020

IS YOUR CHILD’S READING PROGRAM WORKING BEAUTIFULLY? KEEP USING IT. IF NOT, TRY THIS. www.specialreads.com
23 countries can’t be wrong. The Special Reads program has been ordered by parents and educators in 23 countries. Why? Because it works.
So many programs don’t work well for our learners with Down syndrome; this one does.

TEACH READING TO TEACH TALKING!https://specialreads.com/teach-reading-to-teach-talking-2-2-2/“She’s putting four words t...
02/19/2020

TEACH READING TO TEACH TALKING!
https://specialreads.com/teach-reading-to-teach-talking-2-2-2/

“She’s putting four words together now! For the first time EVER!!” Mom is thrilled, and this happened because her child is now READING many words strung together. Let's let Downs Ed International weigh in on this...

Love this! Jonathan in his apartment with Oumar, his awesome caregiver!
01/27/2020

Love this! Jonathan in his apartment with Oumar, his awesome caregiver!

01/22/2020
01/20/2020
CBN News

Extraordinarily beautiful. She's a widow now, after 26 loving years of marriage.

"I MISS HIM SO MUCH."

GRAB THE TISSUES... This widow with down syndrome speaking about losing her husband after 26 years of marriage will have you! 😩😭🤧💔 #TRUELOVE #CBNGoodNews

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HOW TO HELP OUR LEARNERS AVOID F.O.F. SYNDROME. https://specialreads.com/how-to-help-learners-avoid-f-o-f-syndrome/What'...
01/17/2020

HOW TO HELP OUR LEARNERS AVOID F.O.F. SYNDROME. https://specialreads.com/how-to-help-learners-avoid-f-o-f-syndrome/
What's F.O.F. syndrome? Okay, I made it up. But I've seen it countless times, and so have you. It's "FEAR OF FAILURE" syndrome, one of the hidden causes of noncompliance where learning is concerned. Here's a solution...

01/14/2020
Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

"This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, 'Aren’t we all different?'" – mom Nicole Powell on Facebook (via CBS News) 💙💛

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IT ALL STARTED 29 YEARS AGO...

In 1990, a little 5-year old with Down syndrome and ADHD learned to read. His world opened up, and the school system’s expectations of him shot up as well.

It wasn’t easy. His mom--me--had to create all of his books and flash cards herself, seeing as how there were none available designed for his interests (drums, trains, music, his sister) that were also designed to accommodate his learning strengths and weaknesses.

Jonathan, now 34, grew into an independent reader by age 8 or 9, and I realized that my job was over. It was a glorious feeling.

I began to be invited to give reading workshops, and I saw firsthand that parents were in need of a series of reading books for their children; unlike me, they didn’t have the graphics and illustration background--nor the time--to do what I had done.

So Special Reads for Special Needs was born. Fast forward 19 years, and I’m happy to now provide a reading program that takes a learner (of any age) from ground zero reading ability through first grade level fluency and readiness for second grade reading level.

My methodology can be summed up in the premise of my latest book with Woodbine House, “Whole Child Reading:” that we teach our children/teens/young adults to read by going “In through the heart and teaching to the brain.”

A high interest, brain-based reading program simply works. Once we approach our learners with materials on topics they love, and design those materials in a way that is brain-friendly, we’re on the road to success.

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It’s finally here! The movie that moved audiences about a boy with Down Syndrome. THE STORY OF JAN. Now available on Amazon Prime Video 👉https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088FDL9Z3/ref=sr_1_3… A film shot over 6 years. Jan has Down Syndrome and since the day he was born, the life of his parents changed. This movie tells a story about triumph, inclusion and acceptance. Through humor, effort and love for him, these parents look to normalize and give visibility to the little known world of disability. Please share.
Just got your book-Whole Child Reading, trying to teach my 3.5years old son with down syndrome to read. Thanks for this book it's so practical. Got a copy for his school library.
Hello Natalie, Shaun and I had a meeting with you last year. We do have the Whole child reading book now. How do we get a voucher or coupon to purchase a bundle?
My son 16 year old
Looking at learning more about people with Down syndrome but google is a bit vague 2 questions the first one is , from what I can see there is 3 forms of Down syndrome but I’m just curious as I work with young people which includes kids with autism I’m wondering is their a similar “scale “ of functionality from severe low functioning through to super high functioning ( which is what I normally see ) there was mention of each case being very individualistic The other question is do people with Down syndrome have a good insight into Down syndrome besides a general awareness Any info would be greatly appreciated Cheers
My first children's book inspired by my Uncle Kelly. Created to bring love, acceptance and awareness to Down syndrome. http://kck.st/2NTkFHP
- song : I exist - Translation : I exist..I see and hear, I'm a creature, my big heart likes all people, I live in peace.....I'm human, i have dreams, and I just want to pay attention to me, i only need to whisper the words; my dream could finally come true, I can see it with my own eyes. - singer : Rachid sadki and Rababe alaoui - for children with Down's syndrome- You know how much I love you https://youtu.be/4ZNg3k6zcX8
Can anyone talk to me about Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) specifically for infants? I've been reading Dr. Lawrence G. Leichtman -
Dear friends, I am gonna start a new therapy center (my selected area is Dhanmondi) where occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy will be provided for the person with disabilities. I need a nice name for my chamber. Put your ideas about the name for my therapy center and I assure that the person will get guerdon whose idea will be selected. We provide you a private, confidential and safe environment for following therapeutic service. 1. Occupational therapy 2. Sensory integration therapy 3. Speech and language therapy 4. Voice therapy 5. Physiotherapy 6. Group therapy 9. Supportive counseling for the parents and caregivers of the patient. We also * Train up the parents and caregivers to manage their child/ person with special needs. * Vocational training for the child/ person with special needs. *SLT domiciliary service/Home service *Refer to the appropriate govt/ non govt organization for the betterment the patient. * We will provide free therapy (OT, PT, SLT) service one day in every month. * We will provide some therapeutic equipment and assistive devices to the person who are economically unsolved.
Is there a reading program I can use to teach adults with disabilities how to read?
Their smiles are contagious and a precious gift