Development in Down Syndrome
Development in Children with Down Syndrome
Individuals with Down syndrome develop skills at a slower pace that individuals without Down syndrome. However, there are some norms of what to expect, in terms of development, from a child with Down Syndrome. This article outlines what you can expect developmentally from your child with Down syndrome.
Development in Children Ages 5 to 11
More information about the development of older children with Down Syndrome.
Development in Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Adolescence can be a trying time for all families. It is important to know what is normal behavior for an adolescent with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome and Autism
Autism is a difference in development marked by impaired communication, difference in fine and gross motor skills and developmental delays. Currently, it is thought that somewhere between 1 and 10% of individuals with Down Syndrome may also meet the diagnostic criteria for autism. Read this article to learn more about this diagnosis and criteria.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome can often have trouble paying attention. Is this due to their shortened attention span or something more serious like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? This article, written by a pediatrician with an interest in Down syndrome, addresses some of the questions regarding Down Syndrome and ADHD.