A child doesn't want to leave the toy store, so he stops and flops. Another bolts across a busy parking lot, turns and smiles at his mom. An eighteen-year-old student bursts into tears when asked to change activities at school. Sound familiar? These and other common behavior issues in children with Down syndrome can quickly become engrained and may even persist into adulthood. No parent wants that to happen, and thankfully, help is available! Dr. David Stein, a psychologist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children's Hospital, shares his approach to behavior management in this new book for parents. Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome examines how the brain of a person with Down syndrome works, how those differences impact behavior, and why bad behavior should not be viewed as a willful act. Governed by this new awareness, parents are in a better position to change and manage their child's behavior using these guiding principles: Be proactive, not reactive Be consistent Use visual schedules & Social Stories to direct behavior Develop a token reward chart Keep gut reactions in check Teach siblings to ignore bad behavior Learn effective disciplinary techniques Know when professional help is needed Some of these parenting concepts are intuitive, others are not, but when they are followed consistently, children and teens with Down syndrome do their best behaviorally and the parent-child relationship remains as positive and loving as it should be.
Down Syndrome Awareness The Lucky Few Shirt 3 Arrows Shirt
Get on your down syndrome socks, down syndrome bracelet and down syndrome awareness ribbon and lets celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21! This hands heart 3 arrows shirt says The Lucky Few makes a great down syndrome gifts for any mom, dad, child. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month but you can help raise down syndrome awareness year round! Love doesn't count an extra chromosome. Order your lucky few shirt and down syndrome awareness apparel today! Love the lucky few!
Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (Topics in Down Syndrome)
This thoroughly updated second edition is a cornerstone of Woodbine House's Down syndrome collection and an essential resource for thousands of parents and professionals. In parent-friendly language, the author explains the many physiological reasons that children with Down syndrome experience delays in their gross motor development and presents a physical therapy treatment plan from birth to age 6. Over 400 photos accompany step-by-step instructions to help readers assess a child's gross motor readiness and teach skills for head control, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, using stairs, running, kicking, jumping, and riding a tricycle. This second edition features additional activities, many new photos, info on transitioning from trikes to bikes, tips to address problems such as flat feet, and tendencies to watch for that can thwart development. Use this comprehensive and encouraging resource to get started working on your child's gross motor development and to supplement physical therapy.
Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (Topics in Down Syndrome)
Newly revised and updated, this compassionate and authoritative guide is based on Libby Kumin's thirty years of experience of working with children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Dr Kumin draws on her vast experience to show parents how they can support and encourage their child's speech and language development from birth to age 6 (or when a child can form 2- to 3-word sentences). Parents and teachers learn how to work through characteristic challenges, including hearing loss, intelligibility issues, apraxia (difficulty planning oral-motor movements), or a slower pace of development. Families soon see that many children with Down syndrome are natural and willing communicators. In a warm and conversational style, the author shares her professional expertise in parent-friendly terms. She uses specific examples of difficulties and successes to illustrate the concepts behind speech and language development, and includes the latest research supporting current early intervention and pre-school approaches that can be used at home and in schools. This third edition features expanded information on the needs of children with apraxia, dual diagnosis of autism and Down syndrome, and updated terminology and information on special education law. An expanded chapter explains how technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can help with speech and language, foster communication, and provide inexpensive transitional language systems.And there's an online supplement of over 30 helpful forms! Use these for assessment, developing treatment plans, and keeping detailed records of progress. Teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents will appreciate the forms and organizing information for IEP meetings or periodic evaluations. Find these forms through a link on the book's page on the publisher's website, woodbinehouse.com
The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood
Help your child succeed and thrive!As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with Ds with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. You'll also find valuable information on:Sharing the news with loved onesTransitioning into primary schoolDeveloping your child's social skillsDiscussing future opportunities, including employment and housing optionsWith The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome, you will have the tools you need to raise a happy, healthy, and thriving child.
(2009 IPPY Award Winner: Silver Medalist, Parenting/Family category)Babies with Down Syndrome, the trustworthy guide which has benefited thousands of families since it was first published in 1985, is completely revised and updated in a new, third edition. Covering the best practices for raising and caring for children with Down syndrome through age five, this book is invaluable to new parents who have welcomed a baby with Down syndrome into their lives. This new edition incorporates the latest scientific, medical, educational research, and practical information available, as well as parents' suggestions and feedback. Existing chapters have been revised, some completely rewritten by new authors, and in keeping with its parent-friendly reputation, most of the book's contributors are parents of children with Down syndrome. Chapters cover: What Is Down Syndrome?: A primer on the causes, characteristics, and diagnosis, including the latest information on genetics and prenatal testing; Adjusting to Your Baby: Advice from an experienced mother on coping with common emotions and announcing the news to friends and family; Medical Concerns & Treatments: An overview of possible health issues including celiac disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, reflux, and skin problems, with an emphasis on detecting signs early for needed treatment; Daily Care: The gamut of care from feeding to bathing, with expanded information about toilet training; Family Life: The impact on siblings and couples, discipline issues, and new material to help everyone understand that a child s behavior is a form of communication; Development & Learning: Expectations about development plus new material on variability in development, learning styles, using reading to develop language, memory strengths and weaknesses, and using play to encourage learning; Early Intervention: An overview of services and therapies for babies & toddlers with new information on the transdisciplinary approach, providing services in the natural environment, transitioning to preschool, and common questions & answers; Legal Rights & Financial Issues: Explains your child's educational and legal rights, and financial information, including the latest on federal education and civil rights laws, sources of financial assistance, health insurance, trusts, and guardianship. Full of new photos, parent statements, updated and expanded resources and reading lists, and a reprint of the inspiring essay, Welcome to Holland, this guide is everything parents need to build a bright and healthy future for their child with Down syndrome.
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(2007 Independent Publisher Award, Bronze Medalist in Psychology/Mental Health category) (2006 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Psychology Category) (2006 Best Books Book Awards, Psychology/Mental Health Finalist) In this groundbreaking book, the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois the first and premier facility of its type in North America share nearly 30 years of combined experience treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. MENTAL WELLNESS is an invaluable resource for parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This authoritative, easy-to-read guide clarifies what are the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome, how some can be mistaken for mental illness, and what are the bona fide mental health problems that occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome. As McGuire and Chicoine describe these traits and mental health issues, they also explain, through detailed observations and case studies based on their patients, how parents, caregivers and adults with Down syndrome can work together to foster mental wellness. In addition, the authors discuss the importance of regular assessment and how behavior and mental well-being can be affected by environmental conditions, social opportunities, and physical health. The first section of the book offers a wealth of knowledge and insight about typical behavioral traits of Down syndrome and how to work with them to encourage mental wellness on a day-to-day basis. Topics include: Community and Family Support Self-Talk and Imaginary Friends Communication-Related Problems Memory Strengths and Deficits Emotional Development Tendencies Toward Sameness and RepetitionSelf-Esteem and Self-ImageLifespan Issues The second section on mental illness includes chapters on such conditions as: Depression and Other Mood DisordersAnxiety Obsessive-compulsive disorder Tic DisordersRepetitive MovementsAD/HD and Other Impulse Control IssuesAutismAlzheimer disease In each case, the authors describe the problem signs, the diagnostic process and a range of treatment options, such as counseling, behavioral therapy and medications.Now, thanks to MENTAL WELLNESS, readers all over the world can pay a virtual visit to the Adult Down Syndrome Center and benefit from the insight and expertise of Drs. McGuire and Chicoine. Anyone who knows or cares for an adult with Down syndrome will undoubtedly understand them better after reading this guide. Also by Drs. McGuire and Chicoine: The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome
The Annie Doll - Soft 12" Down Syndrome Baby Doll with Children's Storybook - Selma's Dolls
Annie is our friend who has Down Syndrome. She stands 12.8 inches tall, is lightweight and made with a variety of soft and snuggly materials like Jersey Knit fabric. And bonus - she's easy to spot clean. Her arms, legs, and tush are sown together in a way that makes her fun and easy for little hands to hold. Plus she can sit upright by your side. Her blue and yellow uniquely created butterfly dress pattern is important to Annie as it represents awareness for people with Down Syndrome. In each doll's clothing print, you can find a nod to the olive branch which is a universal symbol of "peace" and part of the Selma's Dolls logo. The Annie doll also comes with the illustrated storybook, "First Day of School," a magical story where a little girl named Selma - the inspiration behind Selma's Dolls - overcomes her first day of school fears through the help of her new friends who happen to look very different from her. The book also includes conversation starters to help parents talk with their child about about how everyone's differences are beautiful.
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