Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

Baby Benches: How Sitting Helps a Child Walk and DIY Benches!

Today I interviewed Abbey Kent, PT, DPT. Abbey is the physical therapist in the Jane & Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I am lucky enough to work with her daily and learn from her expertise! Abbey, I’ve often heard you recommend using a small bench to work on… Continue reading Baby Benches: How Sitting Helps a Child Walk and DIY Benches!

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three

Community Education: Preschool Preparation

The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is offering "Preschool Preparation." On Tuesday, November 13th from 6 - 7:30 Parents will learn the ins and outs of the IEP process including how-to: Transition from an IFSP to IEP Gather information for the academic team… Continue reading Community Education: Preschool Preparation

Birth to Three, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

The past few posts I've discussed why we use standardized testing to examine communication in children with Down syndrome. Despite the various pros and cons of testing, what I want to make very clear is this - No person can be defined by a test. We are more than our abilities and weaknesses. As parents… Continue reading 31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

Birth to Three

31 for 21: Community Education Series: Fall Edition

The Thomas Center for Down Syndrome and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati are hosting another mini-series for families with children who are one-year-old to pre-walkers. The Fall 2012 Community Education Series will focus on transitioning to table foods and using cups for drinking, tips for the pre-walker, and managing toddler behaviors. For more information… Continue reading 31 for 21: Community Education Series: Fall Edition

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Part 2 of Standardized Testing and Down syndrome: Age Equivalents

An age-equivalent without skill description is like Starbucks without Coffee