Tag Archives: Toddler Movement

It Goes In The Water! Down syndrome Potty Training

WE always met Special Needs parents who thought modifications were an admission of failure or an embarrassment. Go figure. We learned to find’em, invent’em, and USE’EM! Continue reading

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Our Family’s Dirty Little Secret

This activity could happen in a split second. No human mother could have prevented it depending her own ingenuity. If I smelled it, it was already too late. Mark was intrigued with his own craps. Continue reading

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Bonanza and The Hot Dog Man

“He want?” he implored of Mark.” “I want!” assured Mark. And there would be this short high school kid walking around the store eating a hot dog. “He happy,” Gene would say, “He happy now.” Continue reading

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Locomotion: The Jib-Skid

Patty, the physical therapist and I would crawl around the floor around him and move his arms and legs in a crawl sequence called “patterning” so he could see and “feel” the rhythm. Continue reading

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