This appointment can be very overwhelming because it's many specialists visits rolled into one big one. It is a long day with a lot of information. Because of this, I have created a checklist to help guide you through your next appointment to the DS Clinic - See inside for a free printable!
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and while there are troops out spreading knowledge, I thought I'd do my part by giving you a PASS for all those questions that you might have asked yourself while following along on our journey.
My advice when it comes to any type of therapy is to trust yourself and your instincts first, but listen to the therapists and always ask questions. It is hard work, but the payoff is HUGE!
Feeding this child of mine has never been a fun task. From the get-go we had problems latching so I've been exclusively pumping and bottle feeding ever since. I tell ya, low muscle tone is B*TCH.
For someone with low tone, trying to talk has been described as trying to do so with a mouthful of marshmallows. If you were trying to speak with a mouthful of marshmallows, I might think you were rude... but never stupid.
*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small portion of the sale at no additional cost to you. More detail on disclosure page.* Last time I wrote in-depth about Kara's therapy she was only 6 weeks old. We've come a long way since then! Kara continues to impress us all, which is no … Continue reading 6-Month Therapy Update
We don't know what obstacles Kara will need to overcome as she grows and develops, but we will be here to help her every step of the way. To do that, we need a plan and we decided to jump right in! For those that are curious, I thought I'd share what a 6 week old baby does in therapy, how it works, and what goals we are trying to meet.