Coming in 2017 to GiGi's Playhouse Madison:
Literacy Program! We are very excited to announce that in Spring 2017 we will start our own literacy program. Stay tuned for more detailed news. The Literacy Tutoring Program is based on "Teaching Reading to Children with Down syndrome" by Patricia Oelwine and research by Downs Ed. The Program is composed of one-on-one sessions for one child and the tutor, observed by the parent. The tutoring session is scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time between the tutor and participant. Tutoring begins with reading whole words, then learning the alphabet and phonics sounds. Basic skills of matching, selecting and naming are utilized in each stage of learning. Each participant begins by learning the family unit words and other sight words.
Kay Guberud is our Literacy Coordinator
GiGi's Playhouse Madison would like to welcome Kay Guberude, Literacy Coordinator for our new Literacy Program:
Kay Guberud is a Literacy Consultant for the Special Education Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She holds licensure in general education, special education and as a Principal and Director of Instruction. She also holds her master’s degree as a Reading Specialist. Prior to her work at DPI, Kay worked as a Special Education teacher in Boulder, Colorado; and as a Reading Specialist and Special Education teacher in Wisconsin. Kay is the Mother of 2 grown children and is filling up her empty nest with her Bernese mountain dog.
Watch the video to see Nancy Stinger- Gianni and this amazing honor GiGi's Playhouse. Thank you to Ford Motor Company , Steve Harvey and Kym Whitley and the crew at Steve Harvey TV for recognizing Nancy and donating to this important international organization helping children with Down syndrome and their families while fostering love and acceptance for all! #generationG #grateful #steveharvey #gigisplayhouse #inspired