Having a child with Down syndrome you tend not to take any small milestone for granted. Every eating and drinking skill is an accomplishment. Drinking from an open cup has been our longest fought for skill. It eludes us. We tried a myriad of approaches and still it is a struggle. I would get frustrated […]
This is the second post in my series about ways to help your child be more independent with putting on and tying their shoe laces. Today’s post is how to introduce shoe tying and some techniques I use as an occupational therapist that you can easily use at home to assist your child in learning […]
Therapy Thursday is going to be a weekly blog post that I hope you enjoy. I am a pediatric OT (occupational therapist) and I work with kids on their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living). I have been an occupational therapist since 2002. In the past I worked for […]
What are we going to do at home to get Big-C ready for school…well one of the things is dressing….Wait, hold on….not letters, numbers, colors and shapes? Well yes we will get to those things also. Today we are going to work on dressing.
We are raising you to become an independent adult, right now you are child who just happens to have Down syndrome. We believe you will be able to do things and it is up to us to help you learn how. It would be so much easier if we did things for you instead of […]