Down Syndrome. Julie Lakso May 2009. What is Down Syndrome?. What Causes Down Syndrome?. Maternal Age. 20 year old 40 year old 1 in 20001 in 100 30 year old 45 year old 1 in 9001 in 30 35 year old 49 year old 1 in 3501 in 10. Health Concerns.
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Children with DS tend to demonstrate
an inability to slow down their actions
and control their forward momentum
when running and jumping.
Children with DS tend to treat a
movement as a series of separate tasks
and movements end up lacking fluency.
DS children take longer to initiate a movement
and their movements are slower
than their peers.
“Even the experts can't seem to explain the bond that happens between disabled children and horses. It may be the rhythm of a horse's gait, it may be non-verbal communication, or it may be a miracle.” MV Times
individual needs and abilities, not the label of Down Syndrome.
Windows to avoid distractions.
By adulthood, the brain shows
Signs of reduced volume in the
Hippocampus, prefrontal cortex