Resources To Start Teaching ‘READING’ To Children With Special Needs

 Starting a project with my daughter ‘Aarshia’ on reading sentences. Now that she can recognise, read and write alphabets, knows phonic sounds ( not entirely though), I think this would be a good time to introduce two word phrases and simple sentences.

After learning ‘Glen Doman’s and  Natalie Hale’s methods, I feel I am ready to take up this challenge. If you too are in the same boat, Here are a few links for you to get started.



Here are a few more links for you to have a clear understanding about going ahead with the task of teaching reading.

Teaching children with Down syndrome to read

Reading and Writing for Children with Down Syndrome (5-11 years)

Do drop a word in comment section to let me know how did you find the resources.




  1. Thanks Deepa, this is very nice info shared. My son Divyansh is 3.5 yrs with DS and he doesn’t produce much of words but understand and recognize fruits, vegetables, animals and pronounces few english alphabets. So what would you suggest, I should first go for pronouncing alphabets and then reading (read your other post regarding that) or both can go parallel.

    What technique did you use to teach phonic sounds ?