Best of All: Adelaide

This Fall 2023 session of literacy tutoring, Addie has been practicing reading consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. Addie went from sounding out the words at the beginning to reading the words with fluency.

We had been practicing with a book for a few weeks and this past week she was able to read the entire book! It was so exciting for me as her tutor, but what was really wonderful was seeing Addie have the pride in herself with this accomplishment.

-Jessi, Adelaide’s tutor

The GiGi’s Playhouse 1:1 Literacy Tutoring Program uses a methodology with documented success based on research by professionals in the field. The ability to read opens doors for individuals with Down syndrome in the workplace, schools and the community.  Developing reading skills also leads to improvements in speech and language development, auditory perceptual skills and working memory function.  Our goal is to foster a love for reading and provide an opportunity to develop and master skills, all while building a positive relationship with our volunteer tutors.  Trained tutors work at the level of the child, continually challenging and encouraging him/her to reach their Best of All.  Students can start in our program as early as age 3 or any year after that. Weekly lessons last 45-60 minutes for 10-15 weeks at a time.  Family members attend each tutoring session and leave with practical activities to continue the learning at home.  

To become a tutor and help more participants reach their Best of All, visit this page.

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