Friday October 23, 2020

Reading it right with a little help from Pops

Mayo mother-of-three, Marie Dunleavy, is both co-author and founder of the Pops Family Books and Resources, a reading scheme for children with reading difficulties.

17th June, 2006

A former computer programmer, Dunleavy lives in Edinburgh. She developed the colourful series of books and word cards for her eldest son Daniel, 9, who suffers from Down syndrome. Thanks to his mother’ s Pops series (Plenty Of Potential)Daniel attends mainstream school and has a reading age of an older boy without special needs.

The books are being used in 80 Scottish schools and have just been launched in Ireland. ‘‘When Daniel was three,...

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