National Down Syndrome Congress website.
Managing behavior in children with Down syndrome
How Understanding Leads to Intervention: Sociability and Social Skills (Part 3)
Mary Pipan, MD, Clinical Director, Trisomy 21 Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Many children with Down syndrome have a natural sociability that makes everyone around them smile. This social affinity is a strength to be valued and nurtured. We often hear “he’s the mayor of the school” or “she greets everyone as they walk in the door.” .... Given this sociability, I was surprised to see frequent difficulties in gaining and maintaining social relationships as children got older...