Down Syndrome Issues and Information - Social Development for infants with Down syndrome
This practical book provides guidance to parents and to practitioners to enable them to encourage the development of age-appropriate social interactive skills and behaviour for infants with Down syndrome. It identifies that behaviour management starts in infancy and that support and advice to parents should be available from the first year of life. Parenting styles and interpersonal relationships influence the behaviour and social development of children with Down syndrome in just the same way as they do for all children. The establishment of settled feeding and sleeping routines, control and clear guidelines for behaviour from the first year of life is encouraged. This book also includes advice for developing self-help skills for feeding, dressing and for toilet training.