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What is the best method of performing speech therapy on a child with Down's Syndrome?
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My daughter has Down Syndrome. I recommend a licensed therapist, first and foremost. But, some things the therapist had me do: touch ice to her tongue in play times of 15 minutes or so. This caused her to pull her tongue in (unless she was hot and thirsty). Also, talk to her--looking directly at her. And talk to her all the time--in non-baby talk.
Additionally, we used simple signs from sign language (eat, drink, toilet, please, thank you, sweet, sorry,) until she was verbal (around age 6)
hope that helps.
Posted by isaxgrl on November 13, 2008 at 1:32 PM (Answer #2)
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