Down Syndrome - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence

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Infancy

Wide variations occur in the developmental sequence for children with Down syndrome. On the whole, they go through the same developmental stages as other children but often at a delayed rate. One common characteristic that hampers development in infants with Down syndrome is low muscle tone (hypotonia), characterized by floppy, overly relaxed muscles. Proper muscle tone can be developed eventually with the aid of physical therapy. At the age of one year, most Down infants are able to roll over, sit up by themselves, and support their own weight from a standing position; they can also reach for and pick up objects. Teething may be delayed, and when they do come in, their teeth often appear in an unpredictable order, in contrast to those of most other infants.

Toddlerhood

By the end of their second year, infants with Down syndrome can usually crawl (although many progress straight...

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