The Haring Center at the University of Washington is hosting a lecture series on Down syndrome and literacy in partnership with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. The first lecture will be held on September 19 at Kane Hall, Rm 210, on the University of Washington campus. Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D., from Southern Methodist University will present a lecture entitled I AM A READER. Dr. Al Otaiba is a professor in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. Doors open at 5:30, lecture 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Language is the Key has been an eye-opener here in the Midwest, helping parents and teachers see that HOW we read with young children is every bit as important as HOW OFTEN we read with them.