STRANDS - Strategies for Teachers to Respond Actively to the Needs of children with Down Syndrome is a comprehensive publication for teachers of children with Down Syndrome. It draws on current research and on the experiences of teachers working in both mainstream and special schools, providing a wealth of practical strategies and suggestions www.sess.ie/strands
Students with Down syndrome have strong visual learning modalities. Teaching reading to students with Down syndrome should be characterised by a strong emphasis on visual learning. Visual demonstrations, pictures and illustrations can also be successfully used to assist in providing effective instruction in other subject areas of the curriculum.
The teaching of phonics and phonological awareness should not be neglected.