Life Skills

Learn how to optimize the health and well being of individuals with Down syndrome… Overview Action Plan for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome Slides: Action Plan for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome With proper intervention—physical, nutritional, neurodevelopmental, medicinal and environmental—your child’s future can be full of… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to view

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Neurodevelopmental Therapy

What is Neurodevelopmental Therapy? NDT, neurodevelopmental therapy, is an all-inclusive program. I’d start this as soon as possible or after integrating the reflexes with the QRI Laser Home Program for at least six months. NDT addresses all the senses, so it includes speech, gross/fine motor, cognitive support, educational strategies, nutriti… ♥ Hi friend! Please login

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By Carol Royer My daughter, Greta, was born five weeks early with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot. We also found out that she has a Robertsonian translocation of the 21st chromosome, which is an unusual form of Down syndrome. After her birth, she was transferred to Nemours DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

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When do neuro-typical kids usually walk? NT kids usually walk with support from 7 to 12 months, stand alone from 9 to 16 months and walk independently from 9 to 18 months. When do “untreated” kids with DS usually walk? In general, for an “untreated” child with Down syndrome (one who isn’t involved in vitamin

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Teaching the Alphabet

I’ve been avoiding teaching Jett the letters of the alphabet since he’s learning to sight read first and learning the actual letter names are unnecessary, just rote memory and not important to learning how to read. But I have been teaching him the phonetic sounds early on. Inevitably, through various books and songs, he’s learned

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We all want our children to be independent. But sometimes we don’t realize our child can’t do something that other kids his age can do until your child reaches that age and is already behind. So we need to be proactive and allow our children plenty of opportunities to acquire the tools necessary to accomplish

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For the typical population, and some kids with T21, I prefer teaching them to read phonetically. But, for most children with T21, I recommend teaching them to recognize and read whole words, otherwise known as “sight words” (even though that’s really a misnomer, we’ll use that phrase here anyway). Teaching kids to read sight words

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Lydia Does Math

Jane made this (very cute) video of her daughter, Lydia to show her math teacher that she got the concept and she could move on to something new.  Thought you might find it funny and inspiring. In case you have trouble viewing it, here is the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/user/jdwinans?blend=12&ob=5#p/u/0/UuWrqXvVlG8   … ♥ Hi friend! Please

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It’s Potty Time

Can our babies and young children be potty trained? Of course! Jett was only 10 months old the last time he went #2 in his diaper. #1 took longer, but he has it down. 🙂 As for wiping his bottom on his own (well), he was 5 years old. Young babies We used EC, Elimination

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