Lockert, Richard. SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook: Supporting Literacy for Persons with Intellectual / Developmental Challenges. Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres, 2000.
The Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) developed this Handbook to be a useful reference guide for people working with adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities. This includes (1) volunteer tutors working one-on-one with learners through mainstream literacy programs, and (2) disability practitioners delivering programs in group homes, rehabilitation centres, sheltered workshops, day programs and so on. This 252-page Handbook is the product of extensive research of the existing literature, discussion and exchange with literacy experts, practitioners, and some learners, and input from pilot agencies delivering literacy programming. Whenever possible, learners’ words and the words of experienced practitioners are used in this Handbook. Sections include: The Learners, Advice to Tutors, Keys to Success, Assessment, Literacy Activities, Readings, Bibliography. The creation of the SARC Supplementary Tutor Handbook was made possible through funding from the National Literacy Secretariat, in partnership with Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training, and the Saskatchewan Literacy Foundation, in partnership with SaskEnergy.
Logan Oelwein, Patricia. Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1995, 392 pp.
This book presents a nationally recognized reading program for children with Down syndrome which effectively meets each child’s unique learning needs and style. The reading method and lessons presented here are specifically designed to be motivating, fun, and rewarding. Using flash cards, games, charts, and books, the program emphasizes that most children with Down syndrome are visual learners. Parents can customize lessons to capture their child’s interest and set the learning pace to a level for greatest success. This step-by-step guide to reading allows parents to work with their child at home and helps them coordinate reading lessons with teachers, ensuring the continuity of their child's education year after year.