Tag Archives: January 2010

Down Syndrome and Language Acquisition

By: Kimberley Powell Children with Down syndrome can face many challenges, health problems, hearing impairments and learning disabilities, including those affecting language development. Most children begin learning language skills, such as grammar and speaking, at rapid rates early in their … Continue reading


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Focus on Multiculturalism: DELV – A Tool for Assessing the Speech of Children who Speak African American English (AAE) Dialect

By:Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP, Vice President of Bilinguistics, Keith Lebel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Bilinguistics, Marie Wirka, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bilinguistics We frequently have questions about assessment of children who speak African American English dialect. The over-representation of minority populations has been a frequent topic … Continue reading


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Parent’s Corner: What Our Occupational Therapists Have Done Right: A Parent’s Perspective

By: Andrea S. (last name omitted to protect her family’s privacy) Our son was diagnosed at the age of two with PDD-NOS, and later with Asperger’s Syndrome. At about two and a half, he started school with a special educator, … Continue reading


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Therapist Resource of the Week: Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

Not sure who we have to thank for showing us this blog/website, but its a good one. Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs is a very useful site specifically for teachers of children with severe, profound and complex special needs. … Continue reading


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OT/PT Corner: Yoga an Effective Therapy for Down Syndrome

By: Donna Freeman of Yoga In My School Yoga is highly effective when used as a therapy and fitness routine for children with Down Syndrome (DS). This ancient practice can easily be modified to suit various conditions and personal interests … Continue reading


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