Ages and Stages, Autism, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

DS/ASD as I know it: An Interview with Joan Medlen (Part 1)

Joan Medlen, MEd, RD, LD has practiced in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. Her work focuses on coaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to create quality lives, and quality health with a community vision. She's authored two books including The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook and Cooking by Color, Recipes… Continue reading DS/ASD as I know it: An Interview with Joan Medlen (Part 1)

Speech & Language, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Motivating your child with Down syndrome to talk

Children need motivation. Especially children with Down syndrome who have speech or language disorders. Internal motivation is difficult enough for those of us without language-learning difficulties. This is why support groups for dieters are so successful. How do we encourage or motivate a child with Down syndrome to talk more? How can we help them make… Continue reading Motivating your child with Down syndrome to talk