• Jackson has Down syndrome.
  • He is full of energy and is always smiling.
  • He loves animals of all kinds, especially sharks. And he loves Curious George, Clifford, and Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars.
  • Jackson started literacy instruction when he turned 4 years old.
  • Here he is, just after his 5th birthday, after approximately 14 months of instruction (45 minutes a week). He’s reading a personalized book about his favorite characters.
  • He is using speech and signs to communicate.
  • Jackson is ready to enter Kindergarten. He is already a reader. His literacy skills are significantly ahead of his typical peers.
  • Visit the rest of the website to learn more about how Jackson learned to read books.

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Last Updated: August 31, 2012