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Life with Down Syndrome – Functional Skills Continue to Improve

Recent research was conducted to help parents and clinicians indicated that functional skills continue to improve throughout life with Down Syndrome.

Recent research indicates that functional skills continue to improve throughout life with Down Syndrome. The American Journal of Medical Genetics published research examining the range of functional abilities found in people with Down syndrome in order to help parents and clinicians. Survey of Life with Down Syndrome A survey was conducted with 2658 parents from […]

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Developmental Progression of Community Skills

The Functional Skills for Kids is a 12-month long series written by occupational and physical therapy bloggers on the development of 12 functional skills for children. This month the topic is community skills and this post will discuss the developmental progression of community skills.  Each month throughout 2016, we will discuss the development of one […]

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Daily Living Skills in Adolescents with Autism

Autism published research examining the daily living skills standard scores on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales–2nd edition in 417 adolescents with Autism spectrum disorder.  All participants had at least average intelligence. Using statistics, a “daily living skills deficit,” was defined as below average daily living skills in the context of average intelligence quotient. The results […]