Now she's expected to walk and talk (insert where someone tells me their child didn't walk until age 2, which I do appreciate). At 20 months (Happy 20 months, Evie!), Evie is able to stand with assistance or lean on something for longer and longer periods of time. But I don't know if she will walk this year or next year or even by age 3.
Here's a nifty chart that shows the typical range for certain skills for a typical child vs a child with DS.
(from "Down Syndrome Awareness Month." http://blog.epichealthservices.com/down-syndrome-awareness-month/)
Meanwhile, we just keep chipping away at those skills.
|Evie working on good seated posture while using an eye patch to address how one eye sees better than the other|
Love this diagram:
And if you are the mushy type and want to cry along with me...as I think about Evie going to kindergarten someday, this is an awesome post written by Noah's Dad about his son's first day in kindergarten this year. I will have to go back and read this when she's going to school.