Thursday, 6 March 2014

'Down Syndrome News' latest issue online

Down Syndrome News, Winter 2013 is now available to be read online, at the (US) National Down Syndrome Congress website.

Lead article:
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...

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