We’re researching how to optimize health foundations for young children with Down syndrome. This project aims to understand the relationship between motor abilities and physical activities in children with DS and to identify the most important factors, such as feeding practices, influencing health outcomes in children with DS.
Executive Function Play Opportunities (EXPO)
We’re working with a team of experts to develop a new executive function intervention for young children with Down syndrome. ‘Executive function’ skills are the thinking skills we use for problem-solving and planning. We will develop a new set of activities for parents and their preschool-aged children to play together and then test the effects of these activities in a pilot implementation. Stay tuned for more information about how to get involved!
We’re studying the best ways to evaluate executive function skills in young children with Down syndrome. ‘Executive function’ skills are the thinking skills we use for problem-solving and planning. Children ages 2.5 to 8 years and their families are invited to participate. The results from this project will help researchers select the best ways to measure change in executive function skills in future intervention research.