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 balance beam begin bench bend his knees bouncing buttocks chest child is motor crawl creep cruise curb develop edge elbows encourage eye level feel feet foot gross motor skills hand support hands and knees height help him learn hips and knees hold your thumbs increase the distance jump kick the ball learn to crawl learn to move learn to walk let go lift her head long as tolerated maintain her balance motor driven move from plantigrade move from sitting move her legs move to sit need to learn one-hand support pat-a-cake pedals pivot Place a toy place the toy Place your baby Place your child plantigrade position plantigrade to stand practice walking prop her hands pull to kneel pull to stand push toy reach roll side-lying slide sofa stomach muscles stomach-lying strength supported sitting syndrome trampoline tricycle trunk up straight two-hand support watch