Since Noah’s physical and occupational therapy visits are such a huge part of our life (Noah goes 4 times a week!) we’ve written a lot about it on our site. In fact, we have an entire category detected to them!
When Noah was born we would often look online trying to find ideas of things we could do to help him grow and develop, and we wanted to share our experiences with those who may find themselves in our shoes at some point. Also, after starting this website we’ve connected with many families in countries outside of the United States who don’t have access to the same quality of resources (or any resources) for their children with Down syndrome, and have found these types of posts helpful.
We aren’t by any means experts, but we enjoy sharing what we are learning and hope it’s encouraging and helpful to others. (By the way, we also enjoy learning from all of you as you take time to share what you have learned with us; thank you for teaching us so much this last 20 months!)
With so many of these types of posts on our site, it’s easy for some of the nuggets to become hidden in an archive of past posts. So, I thought I’d take an opportunity to share several of our most popular physical and occupational therapy posts. You’ll notice that many of them help with one of the main characteristics of Down syndrome, hypotonia. I hope you find them helpful.
12 Therapy Posts For Children With Down Syndrome You Don’t Want To Miss
In that last post we list some of the best developmental books for children with Down syndrome. In them you’ll find some excellent (and easy to do) occupational and physical therapy exercises that you can do at home. Those books were some of the most helpful ones we picked up, and I think they are a great addition to any new parent of a child born with Down syndrome’s library.
I hope you found these posts helpful, and please leave a comment below letting us know what sorts of posts you’d like to see in the future, which ones you found most helpful, etc. We want to try our best to create them for you. Also what sorts of things is your child learning / doing in therapy these days? Leave a comment and tell us about it. (And yes, it’s ok to brag!)
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