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From Down Syndrome Education International

Research is beginning to explore the development of executive function in children with Down syndrome. This skill underpins many aspects of cognition and learning. Further research is needed to explore if early interventions targeting executive function can improve outcomes.

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Children with Down syndrome develop motor skills more slowly than many other children. A number of studies have explored their motor development, and a few have begun to evaluate specific physical therapies. It is increasingly recognised that motor skills effect cognitive development. More research is needed to develop and explore effective interventions to improve motor and cognitive development for children with Down syndrome.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

It is well established that hearing loss is common among children with Down syndrome, although the reports of the prevalence and the extent of these difficulties vary. Hearing problems make it more difficult to learn spoken language and develop clear speech. Despite the importance of hearing for development, there is a lack of research and consensus on the most effective treatment options.

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Research suggests that all children with Down syndrome experience impaired vision to varying degrees. Early detection, treatment and effective support are vital to minimize the impact of poor eyesight on development and learning. Teachers and parents should be aware of adaptations that can help children with Down syndrome see more clearly.

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