People with Down syndrome usually have some level of independence by the time they become adults. Different types of specialized therapies, counseling, and training can help them learn necessary skills and manage emotional issues.
The common types of therapy and training include:
For more information, see the topics:
Other Works Consulted
Roizen NJ (2013). Down syndrome (trisomy 21). In ML Batshaw et al., eds., Children With Disabilities, 7th ed., pp. 307–318. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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