Physical Development

Growth charts for children with Down syndrome.

Down syndrome and exercise / National Center on Physical Activity and Disability. Chicago IL : NCPAD, 2007.

Increasing opportunities for physical activity / S.J. Buckley. Down Syndrome Research and Practice. 2007;12(1);18-19.

Life be in it: lifestyle choices for active leisure / Anne Jobling. Down Syndrome Research and Practice. 2001;6(3);117-122.

Parents’ perceptions of health and physical activity needs of children with Down syndrome / K.S. Menear. Down Syndrome Research and Practice. 2007;12(1);60-68.

Physical education for the person with Down syndrome: more than playing games / Anne Jobling. Down Syndrome Research and Practice 1994 Feb;2(1):31-35.

Yoga for the special child : a therapeutic approach for infants and children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities / Sonia Sumar. Buckingham, VA : Special Yoga Publications, 1998.

Motor Development
Oral motor & feeding skills / Sharon Fiocca. Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group [website], 2007.

Motor Development - Fine Motor
Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Maryanne Bruni. 2nd ed.Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2006.

Motor Development - Gross Motor
Developing gross motor skills in children with Down’s syndrome. In: Education support pack - special schools / written by Sandy Alton, Jane Beadman, Bob Black, Stephanie Lorenz, Cecillie McKinnon. London, UK : Down's Syndrome Association, 2004. [p.42-49 ].

Gross motor development in children with Down syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder : clinical observations / Patricia C. Winders. Disability Solutions 1999 Sep/Oct;3(5/6):23-24.

Motor development and self-help milestones. In: A parent's guide to Down syndrome : towards a brighter future / Siegfried Pueschel, Ed., Baltimore, MD : Paul H.Brookes 1990. p.97 & 99.

Gross motor skills in children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Patricia C. Winders. Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 1997.

The Down syndrome nutrition handbook : a guide to promoting healthy lifestyles / Joan E. Guthrie Medlen. Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2002.

Looking at metabolism / Joan E. Medlen. Disability Solutions 1996 Sep/Oct;1(3):10-11.

Weight management in Down syndrome : the adult years / Joan E Medlen. Disability Solutions 1998 Mar/Apr:2(6):11-14.

Weight management in Down syndrome : the school age & adolescent years / Joan E Medlen. Disability Solutions 1998 Jan/Fev:2(5):9-13.

Toilet Training 
Toileting Regression

Occupational Therapy
British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Down syndrome - occupational therapy / Laurie A. Matusiak. San Antonio, TX : TheraNotes, 1997.

Occupational therapy and the child with Down syndrome / Maryanne Bruni. Down Syndrome : Health Issues [website], 2001.

Physical Therapy
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

Down syndrome - physical therapy / Laurie Gombash. San Antonio, TX : TheraNotes, 1998.

Why physical therapy? / Patricia C. Winders. Down Syndrome : Health Issues [website], 1999.

Sport Organizations
Special Olympics. Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with mental retardation. The Special Olympics Oath Is ... Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

Special Olympics Canada. The mission of Special Olympics Canada is to ensure that a full continuum of sport opportunities is available to people with a mental disability.

Special Olympics BC. Special Olympics BC offers year-round programs in eighteen sports, as well as local, provincial, national, and international competitive opportunities.

Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation. An organization based in the United Kingdom has created an international swimming organization. Their ultimate aim is to see swimmers with Down's syndrome participating in the Paralympic Games in the future as a separate category.


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