Ages and Stages, Hearing, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Wondering how to choose toys for your child with Down syndrome?

Choosing toys for any child can be overwhelming this time of year. Many parents have asked, "If I'm going to buy toys anyway...which ones are the most therapeutic?" Parents are looking for toys that are developmentally appropriate, durable, and fun. Fortunately the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just posted a great link regarding toy selection: AOTA Toy… Continue reading Wondering how to choose toys for your child with Down syndrome?

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Ages and Stages, Hearing, Tips and Tricks

31 for 21: Postive praise for children with Down syndrome

In providing descriptive praise for children with Down syndrome it is important to be clear. Tell the child what they did correctly, not what they avoided. We want to affirm the behavior the child used.

Ages and Stages, Hearing, Speech & Language

Let’s talk about hearing and Down syndrome

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and in honor of the this I am excited to start with a post on hearing. Why hearing? Well, without hearing other areas of communication may be significantly impacted. Even if it is a mild loss. When should a child with Down syndrome have their hearing checked? The Down syndrome… Continue reading Let’s talk about hearing and Down syndrome