Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Children with Down syndrome master gross motor skills -- everything from rolling over to running but need additional help and encouragement to maximise development. In this book the author, a physical therapist, shares her experience gained from sixteen years specialising in the motor development of children with Down Syndrome. This book provides parents and professionals with essential information about motor development including the impact of temperament and the effect of physical and medical conditions associated with Down syndrome.
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able activity guidelines arms begin bend bouncing buttocks chest child is motor climb Continue to practice crawl creep cruise cues cushion develop edge elbows encourage eye level fast walking feel feet floor foot front gross motor skills hand support height hips and knees hold your thumbs holding the railing hypotonia increase the distance jumping kick the ball lean learn to crawl learn to move learn to walk let go lift her head motor driven Motor Milestone Checklist motor skills move from sitting move her legs move to sit one-hand support pat-a-cake pedals Place your baby Place your child plantigrade to stand practice walking prop her hands pull to kneel pull to stand push toy Q She walks quadruped reach ready riding toy roll side side-lying slide sofa springy surface steer step stomach-lying strength support He walks supported sitting syndrome trampoline trunk up straight two-hand support watch