I have a confession to make - Tuesdays are my favorite days at the Thomas Center. On Tuesday mornings our team meets with children from birth to three years old. I work directly with our physician, dietitian, PT, OT, nurse, and social worker who are all so dedicated to their work with DS. And we meet… Continue reading 31 for 21: Come on Get Happy!
If you've stumbled on this post searching for information on how to help a friend or loved one who is expecting a child with DS, there is a wonderful resource for you! One of my most favorite resources is Down Syndrome Pregnancy. They recently published a booklet on this very topic and it is full of information. The most… Continue reading 31 for 21: Your friend is having a baby…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.
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)
Another wonderful opportunity for families in Cincinnati! The Parent's Journey...From Shattered Dreams to Hope for the Future Parents attach to their children through dreams, yearnings, fantasies, illusions and projections into the future. Children are often seen as one’s ultimate “life products,” the reflection and extension of one’s very being. A disability most always shatters parents’… Continue reading 31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center