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!
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
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)
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
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