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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in Individuals with a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

originally posted by Robyn Merkel-Walsh MA, CCC-SLP at talktools.com   Presentation of the Problem: Individuals with Down syndrome are at risk for what is known as Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders or OMD. OMD can impact the oral phase of feeding, oral resting postures and oral placement skills for speech clarity. OMD issues require tactile therapies which include Myofunctional […]

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Understanding Disability Benefits for Children with Down Syndrome

This is a guest post by the website Social Security Disability Help.  All of the resources on their website are free, including a legal consultation. Understanding Disability Benefits for Children with Down Syndrome Individuals who have Down syndrome can grow up to lead happy and productive lives. However, achieving independence often requires hard work and assistance. This level of support […]

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UC Davis MIND Institute Expands its Focus to Down Syndrome

Guest blogger: Leonard Abbeduto, PhD The UC Davis MIND Institute is internationally recognized and admired for its cutting-­‐edge research and clinical programs focused on autism spectrum disorders. Fewer people, however, know that the MIND Institute also has world-­‐class  programs in fragile X syndrome, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.  As Director of the MIND Institute, […]

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