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Old 07-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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DS child

hello;

I'm new in this site, i'v been searching everywhere to find any thing related with my nephew who has DS, he is now 9 months old, he is suffering from ear liquids in his both ears, his response is very limited, he is very active boy, and joyful too, i wonder if there is anything we can do to him in this regards?! is there any physical training that could help him to be able to sit?

Does anyone know if there is any exercise that could help him sit by his own, the only thing he can do is turn on his stomach and jumping while lying on his back some times he can also stand up for 3 seconds. ?

 
Old 07-17-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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Re: DS child

Hi there,

Don't be too worried with the ear fluid in the ears as this is common with DS kids. But you do have to take him to see an ENT. He probably should get ear tubes. My son has had ear tubes in 2 times because of the fluid in his ears and maybe for the third time. And because of that fluid it is going to be hard for him to hear so of course he is not going to respond to you. I have noticed with my son, he was more alert, and started to make more sounds once he had the tubes in.

As far as the physical training goes, you have to do it. Without it he is not going to be able to do anything for a long time if he doesn't get that. Kids with DS have low muscle tone and you have to do exercises to get their muscles strong, and prepare them for walking and sitting up, and balancing them. And it all starts with the stomach and side muscles. It is not going to be easy, but believe me, you get a trill of just watching his first steps and when he is sitting without a support of a pillow, then you know that you did something right. There should be resourses in your area that provide these services until he starts school. You just have to try and reserch on it, or try to find a support group for special needs, and they always know how to get all these services. Another way of you finding how to get some of these resourses is to go to a preschool, sometimes some of the teaches may have some information on how to get in touch with the right people. The kids normaly transition at 3 years old and start special needs classes so I think the teachers may know. I hope that this has helped you out some. If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask. Good luck...

 
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