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Woodbine House Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Children with Down syndrome master basic gross motor skills--everything from rolling over to running--just as their peers do, but may need additional help.

In Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, the author, a physical therapist, shares her expertise and experience gained from sixteen year specializing in the motor development of children with Down syndrome.

This guide provides parents and professionals with essential information about motor development including the impact of temperament and the effect of physical and medical conditions associated with Down syndrome. Over 100 activities and accompanying photos make it easy to practice motor skills with infants and children through age six. Lists of motor milestones included at the end of each chapter and in the appendix are useful in tracking a child's progress and determining what to work on next.

Gross motor skills covered include:

  • head control
  • rolling
  • sitting
  • crawling
  • standing
  • walking
  • walking up and down inclines
  • kicking a ball
  • walking up and down stairs
  • running
  • jumping
  • riding a tricycle
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