Recommended Reading

The following is a list of books that the SBDSA Community has found very helpful. Each can be purchased at Amazon.com through the links below.

General Interest

Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son’s First Two Years With Down Syndrome by Jennifer Graf Groneberg

Teaching the Infant with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Marci J. Hanson

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Believe in My Child with Special Needs! By Mary Falvey Ph.D.

Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas

Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer

The Shape of the Eye: A Memoir by George Estreich

Kids with Down Syndrome: Staying Healthy and Making Friends (DVD)

The Upside of Down Paperback by Rebecca Talley

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

Down Syndrome Parenting 101: Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier by Natalie Hale

Down Syndrome – A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers by Philip M. Parker

The Official Parent’s Sourcebook on Down Syndrome: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age

Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey by Mitchell Zuckoff

Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child by Michael Berube

Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome Cynthia S Kidder & Brian G Skotko

Lives Touched by Down Syndrome by Melanie Miner

I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer


Speech Therapy

Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Libby Kumin

Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents by Libby Kumin

Early Communication Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Libby Kumin

The Oral-Motor Myths of Down Syndrome by Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson

Physical Therapy

Yoga for the Special Child: A Therapeutic Approach for Infants and Children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities by Sonia Sumar

Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Patricia C. Winders

Occupational Therapy

Fine Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents And Professionals

by Maryanne Bruni


Nutrition

The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles by Joan Guthrie Medlen & Timothy P. Shriver.

Education

Teaching Reading to Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Patricia Logan Oelwein

Just Give Him the Whale! by Paula Kluth & Patrick Schwarz

The Special Educator’s Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests Roger Pierangelo & George Giuliani

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