Functional Reading Resources

Jean Resor used photographs of words as they actually appear in the community to help her 11
mentally handicapped students (below 55 IQ) improve their reading skills to function more independently in community and school environments.

The child with a disability should develop a variety of reading strategies for success with daily living skills. The following are some types of functional reading that can give immediate reward. (I look for the information; I read it; I am rewarded for my reading efforts.)

Lots of links to functional reading activities and printables.

A great paired game for improving listening , speaking and reading skills - plus you get to eat the sweets at the end!