Myth: Individuals with Down syndrome can't read.
This is, in fact, not true. Obviously I can't prove this to you with my own child since she is NOT reading yet, but Addison has many friends with an extra chromosome that are reading right alongside their peers. I fully expect Addison to be reading in the next few years.
As far as Addison's reading progress right now...many of you remember when I posted this video a few months ago:
Well, she still "reads" to her brother. A lot. Addison has a serious love affair with books.
Yesterday morning I videoed a short snippet of her mad reading skills at work.
A few notes about the newest video:
-my house is still "toddler designed"
-Carter no longer sits still for the reading time
-Addison now recognizes a few objects and substitutes real words for the babbling every now and then- progress! (Anyone catch what she says AND signs at the end of the video?)
-Carter was not harmed in the making of this video. He kept grabbing the phone away, so I had to move his hands away. I don't know why it looks like he is pushed out of the way...I promise he wasn't. (-: He's a grabby little boy. lol.
Those of you who aren't weekend blog readers, I invite you to please come check out tomorrow's post (and leave a comment if you are so inclined). As part of the 31 for 21 challenge, I will be posting an excerpt from my book No Guarantees every Saturday. I truly hope that you enjoy them. (-: