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

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Birth to Three, Elementary, Family, Jr. & Sr. High, Therapy Tools

It’s Here! The Annual Gift List for Children with Down Syndrome!!!

Our team members are often asked what kinds of toys we suggest for children with Down syndrome. For the past several years I've compiled a list in November/December for this very reason. Our criteria when chosing toys: Engaging/ interesting Target specific goals we address in therapy Not too annoying (limited bells and whistles) Developmentally appropriate… Continue reading It’s Here! The Annual Gift List for Children with Down Syndrome!!!

Ages and Stages, Post-Secondary, Uncategorized

Women with Down syndrome are women first

For those in the Tri-State area: If your daughter, sister, or friend is 30 - 44+ and has DS or other developmental disability this women's event is for her! Last year my sister attended the conference for young adult women and the experience was invaluable. Women's health, safety, and well-being is important for ALL women. Please… Continue reading Women with Down syndrome are women first

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Elementary, Family, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

Communication and Behavior Resources for Children with Down syndrome

On March 19th I spoke at the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association's Annual Convention on improving communication and behavior in children with Down syndrome at home and school. Unfortunately the files on the OSLHA web site were uploaded without active links. Below are the handouts with recommendations and resources in their original form. Once I have time to adapt my power-point for web… Continue reading Communication and Behavior Resources for Children with Down syndrome

Ages and Stages, Family, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Reaching for the STARS: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together NDSC Convention 2011

The 39th Annual NDSC Convention is being held in San Antonio, TX this summer and I am thrilled to announce I will be presenting: Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together. Here's a snippet of what to expect: Do you ever wonder, “Why do some individuals with Down syndrome have clear speech and… Continue reading Reaching for the STARS: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together NDSC Convention 2011