Uncategorized

31 for 21: Awareness and Understanding

Many bloggers are posting each day in October in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Let's be honest for a moment. I seriously doubt my ability to blog for 31 days, but I'm going to give it the old college try. Which is my way of saying, it probably won't happen. It's similar to the… Continue reading 31 for 21: Awareness and Understanding

Autism, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

DS/ASD as I know it: The process of diagnosing autism in children with Down syndrome

Although Autism Awareness Month is over, today starts May is Better Hearing & Speech Month! To continue our series on dual-diagnosis is an interview with Jennifer Weiner, MA, CCC-SLP. Jennifer is a speech-language pathologist who has worked in clinical and educational settings treating children with a variety of developmental disabilities, including Autism and Down syndrome, for… Continue reading DS/ASD as I know it: The process of diagnosing autism in children with Down syndrome

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month I’m starting a mini-series on what professionals call dual-diagnosis or a child with both Down syndrome and autism. There are some major differences between the two, but surprisingly - many overlaps. I am not an autism specialist, but have many colleagues who are. We’ll be gleaning from their expertise over… Continue reading Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?