Parent Resources, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

What questions do we have about Down Syndrome?

Each I year I have the privilege to guest lecture for the speech-language pathology graduate students at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Miami University. This summer, the UC class submitted questions to me ahead of time - a first. Here is what the pile looked like. I was excited to read the questions. Yes, all… Continue reading What questions do we have about Down Syndrome?

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Birth to Three

31 for 21: Community Education Series: Fall Edition

The Thomas Center for Down Syndrome and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati are hosting another mini-series for families with children who are one-year-old to pre-walkers. The Fall 2012 Community Education Series will focus on transitioning to table foods and using cups for drinking, tips for the pre-walker, and managing toddler behaviors. For more information… Continue reading 31 for 21: Community Education Series: Fall Edition

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language

Part 1 of Standardized Testing and Down syndrome: Growth and Comparison

Many parents...take issue with why clinicians test children with Down syndrome using standardized measures.

Birth to Three

Community Education Series: Topics in Early Development

New for 2012! The Thomas Center and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati present a new community education series. The first of the series will be held in February and includes topics related to movement and positioning, pre-talking, and feeding skills in children with Down syndrome. Topics are geared for parents with children ages birth… Continue reading Community Education Series: Topics in Early Development

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

How to have a “homemade” holiday

One of my Facebook friends is having a "Homemade Christmas" this year. She's making all kinds of fun items for her three daughters instead of buying lots of toys marketed for the season. This got me thinking about items around the house that make great toys (Thanks Emily!). And I can't tell you how many… Continue reading How to have a “homemade” holiday