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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fun facts about Down syndrome (Part 2)

did you know...

* That 1 in 5 children with Ds play a musical instrument? For children older than ten, that number doubles. One of five children with DS sing in a choir or vocal group, for children older than ten, it is every one in three...

* Two out of every three children with Ds like to draw and/or paint pictures

* Approx. 9 out of every 10 individuals with Ds listened to someone read a book more than three times a week between the ages 2-5

* Approx. 7 out of 1o children w/ Ds use total communication (signs, etc) between the ages of 2-5

* Approx. 7 out of 10 kids with Ds saw a speech therapist two or more times a week between the ages of 2 and 5

* Approx. 1 of every 3 children with Ds older than ten rides a bike without training wheels

* Seven of every ten individuals with Ds older than ten participates on an athletic team through Special Olympics

* Two out of every five individuals with Ds participates on an integrated athletic team.

* According to their families, 3 out of 5 individuals with Ds know how to operate a computer.

* One of every three individuals with Ds older than reads the daily newspaper

* Seven of ten individuals with Ds older than 10 read books on their own for personal enjoyment

* One of two children with Ds go to school in a mainstreamed class.

* 3 of 5 children with Ds participate in school activities that are open to all students.

3 comments:

Shari said...

Kandi: I love your blog. These are awesome notes about people with Ds. I used to babysit a little girl while I was a teen who had Ds. She was the happiest little one that I ever took care of. Seldom was she fussy or cranky! Now, she's a beautiful 24 year old girl that works and is living by herself, but with just a tiny bit of assistance.

Anonymous said...

1 of 2 children wth Down syndrome attend school in a mainstream classroom! Someday that will be Nathan in MY classroom! I can't wait for him to teacher's pet! hehe
Love,
Aunt Charly

Lianna said...

Thank you for posting these fun facts!