Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Therapy Thursday (and a FREE download!)

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a therapy activity. I love playing the game Hedbanz with my school-age children with DS. For those of you who’ve never played Hedbanz, it’s like 20 questions. Each player wears a crown-like headband and draws a picture card. Each  card has a simple drawing on one side… Continue reading 31 for 21: Therapy Thursday (and a FREE download!)

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

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?

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session

As promised at NDSC's AMAZING 2012 convention in Washington, DC...handouts from "Fantastic Feeders." Krystin and I would like to thank all of the attendees, both in person and online, for your encouragement and positive feedback. Fantastic Feeders, NDSC Convention 2012 Developmental Daily Food Guide If you are interested in watching the presentation online NDSC recorded our session… Continue reading NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session