Ages and Stages, Family

…but then it worked out that way

Tuesday was a mini-luxury; a random day off to recharge. Only recharging for me involves copious amounts of reading, both in paper and on-screen (Kindle/blogs). So I hopped over to a few posts written by members of the DS community. Community: A group of people with a common background or with shared interests within society.… Continue reading …but then it worked out that way

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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, 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?