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FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Book Reviews


Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners; Basic Survival Skills

Deanna Horstmeier, PhD.

Woodbine House,
6510 Bells Mill Rd.,
Bethesda, MD 20817

800-843-7323

www.woodbinehouse.com

2004, 399 pages, $19.95.

This guide focuses on teaching essential math (time, money, counting, measuring, etc.) that empowers the person to be as independent as possible with daily living skills. It is as appropriate for pre-schoolers as it is for adults who may not have mastered basic concepts in school. High interest, hands-on activities and games make the learning enjoyable and motivate the learner to use math in everyday life. This long awaited book will fulfill expectations for a practical, fun tool for learning important math skills.


I Just Am; a Story of Down Syndrome and Tolerance

Bryan and Tom Lambke

2005

Five Star Publications, Inc.

866-471-0777

info@fivestarpublications.com

86 pages, $14.99.

Written by a son and father team, this book celebrates the uniqueness of one person. Many photos help illustrate Bryan’s words about his life, his loves, and his feelings. However, sharper photos would have enhanced the book. Bryan is an active and interesting person who happens to have Down syndrome.


Spirit, Courage, and Resolve; A Special Olympics Athlete’s Road to Gold,

Tom Lambke

2004

RAD
P.O. Box 7823
Chandler, AZ 85246-7823

187 pages, $14.99

www.specialolympicsathlete.com

For an inside look at the 2003 World Summer Games, open this book and enjoy a remarkable journey through Illinois and Arizona to Ireland. The guide is Tom Lambke, father of Bryan who has Down syndrome. Together they participated in Special Olympics Unified Bowling. They were invited to compete in the first ever “outside of the United States” International Special Olympics games in the welcoming country of Ireland.