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My child has Down syndrome. What are some tips that can let them handle everyday tasks?

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To help a child with Down syndrome with everyday tasks, you might:

  • Create a daily routine and stick to it as best you can. For example, the morning might be “get up / eat breakfast / brush teeth / get dressed.”
  • Help your child change from one activity to the next with very clear signals. For younger kids, seeing a picture or singing a song can help.
  • Use pictures to make a daily schedule your child can see.

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: “Down Syndrome,” “Support for Parents of Kids with Special Needs.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Parenting a Child with a Disability.”

Mayo Clinic: “Down Syndrome.”

National Down Syndrome Society: “Finding Support.”

Neurological and Physical Abilitation Center: “Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with Down Syndromes.”

Children’s Boston Hospital, The Development Medicine Center: “Behavior and Down Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Parents.”

Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center: “Tips for Teaching Students with Down Syndrome.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Down’s Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: “Down Syndrome,” “Support for Parents of Kids with Special Needs.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Parenting a Child with a Disability.”

Mayo Clinic: “Down Syndrome.”

National Down Syndrome Society: “Finding Support.”

Neurological and Physical Abilitation Center: “Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with Down Syndromes.”

Children’s Boston Hospital, The Development Medicine Center: “Behavior and Down Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Parents.”

Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center: “Tips for Teaching Students with Down Syndrome.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Down’s Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

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