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From Down Syndrome Education International

Sleep is important for development and learning, behaviour and general health. Research suggests that sleep problems are common among young people with Down syndrome and are likely linked to cognitive difficulties and behaviour problems. Further research is needed to evaluate treatments and potential therapies.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Understanding how best to help development not only involves discovering what approaches work, but also how much, and how frequently, intervention is necessary. Studies with children with Down syndrome are starting to offer some indications, but more research is needed.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Research is beginning to explore the development of attention skills in children with Down syndrome and how these relate to later learning outcomes. Initial findings suggest that supporting the development of attention skills in the early years could help to improve later language, literacy and number outcomes.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Behavioral approaches take the view that behaviors are learned and continue to be used because they are rewarding for a child. These approaches can inform early interventions and behavior modification strategies. Research suggests these approaches can be helpful for children with Down syndrome.

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