Ages and Stages, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Will it work? How to choose a product/program for your child with Down syndrome

Before we go a further into feeding & children with DS, I’d like to pause with this post on how to figure out if a specific treatment is best for your child. Let’s say you walk into your SLP's office and they are really excited about a continuing education course they’ve recently attended. They tell… Continue reading Will it work? How to choose a product/program for your child with Down syndrome

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Birth to Three, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

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)

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Part 3 of Standardized testing and Down syndrome: Comparrisons

"I don't compare my child with others." I have yet to meet the person who made this statement honestly. The truth is, we do compare children...all the time. Sometimes comparisons are helpful, sometimes harmful. So what about comparing children with Down syndrome? What's the point of comparing children with Down syndrome to peers without Down syndrome?… Continue reading Part 3 of Standardized testing and Down syndrome: Comparrisons