Note: This article originally appeared in the July/August 2011 issue of TDSN News. triangledownsyndrome.org. In the last Newsletter, we introduced play-behaviors and their relationship to cognitive-language development in children with Down syndrome. In this article, we want to expand this concept by introducing a related cognitive function called Executive Function. Although this may appear to […]
Editor’s note: The accompanying form can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this post. Social and Communication Issues One of the most frequently asked questions by parents of children with Down syndrome is how their child is doing compared to other children with Down syndrome? They are curious as to whether their […]
Several families know that we use the Apple iPad with children seen at our Center. We are being asked what “apps” (i.e., applications) we would recommend and for what age of child. We would like to start by saying that we have not had our iPad very long since it has only been on the […]
Tenemos un lema en nuestro Centro: Juego es el modo de aprendizaje del cerebro. Juego permite el cerebro aprender acerca de objetos, eventos y relaciones del mundo del niño. Juego ayuda a desarrollar los conocimientos acerca de las relaciones espaciales causal temporal. Juego también tiene un propósito simbólico donde el niño desarrolla una imaginación, crea […]
Note: This article originally appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of TDSN News. triangledownsyndrome.org. Leerlo en español. We have a motto at our Center: Play is the Brain’s Way of Learning. Play allows the brain to learn about objects, events, and relationships of the child’s world. Play helps to develop knowledge about spatial-temporal-causal relationships. Play […]
Dr. Layton and his friends go to support the Fall 2010 Buddy Walk. The record-breaking 12th annual Buddy Walk at Briar Creek was great fun. The Buddy Walk is put on each year by the Triangle Down Syndrome Network.
Dr. Layton traveled to Guangzhou People’s Republic of China in August to train parents and professionals on “Communication Among Children with Down Syndrome.” The training lasted three days including Dr. Layton evaluating several young Chinese children with Down syndrome.
We went to the Triangle Down Syndrome Network sponsored Buddy Walk! We had a lot of fun and got to see Chris Burke (from Life Goes On) perform with his band. We are anxiously looking forward to next year’s event.