April 6, 2014

A little PSA

I often get emails, facebook notes or tweets asking me to share information about resources, other pages or events. I try to exercise due diligence and share what I can, when I can, hoping that the information may be helpful to someone.

Almost three years ago I got an email from Baby Sign Language and wrote the following post:
June 13, 2011  - Sign Language and Down Syndrome
As I have written in the past, Alex learned sign language as a very young baby. It saved us and her months of frustration as she figured out how to get her brain and month to coordinate to speak. Instead she used her hands, and we understood her wants and needs. Following is a guest post from Baby Sign Language. I highly recommend it!

Children with Down syndrome are often quick to develop their receptive language skills. They understand what we adults are saying, sometimes before we really want them to! But expressive language can be a whole different story. And when children can’t express themselves the way that they want to, it can be incredibly frustrating for both children and caregivers. Read more here

This week I got the following follow-up email:

I want to thank you for your support and for sharing our website with your readers The natural progression from learning how to sign and speak is learning how to read, and that's why we developed our new website SightWords.com. We want to provide parents and educators with free digital and printable tools to help them teach young children to read. 

SightWords.com has many free resources including:
 -Generators to make fully customizable Bingo cards, Snakes and Ladders game boards, Old Maid card sets, and more. 
Everything in sightwords.com is absolutely free and designed to help your child learn how to read effectively from pre-k up to 4th grade. We'd love if you could help us get the word out about these great free resources by letting your readers know about SightWords.com.

Again, thank you for your support and for continuing to provide your readers with useful, quality content.

Consider it done!

If you have not liked our page, it is a good way to stay on top of the ups and downs of college (and inclusive education) for a person with a development/intellectual disability. I have no idea what is going to happen....but I will share the good and the bad. Please click here.


  1. Oh where was this when April and Alex were babies?


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