Monthly Archives: September 2012

DS- Teaching Tools

Learning and memory require balance between inhibition and excitation in the brain.  In Down Syndrome, according to Dr Omar Khwaia, there appears to be excessive inhibition by GABA neurons.  How to overcome this?  Currently Roche is in clinical trials for a … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness

We are walking for Down syndrome Awareness on October 6, 2012 at the Detroit Zoo.  Marty’s parents have gathered almost 90 people for the Marty’s Monkeys team.  What an incredible showing of love!  Participants include family, friends, church family, co-workers, etc. … Continue reading

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Marty spends the day

On a recent Saturday Marty spent the afternoon with me.  Just Marty and I, it was a big deal and a beautiful day!  I do not get to spend too much time one-on-one with Marty outside of the home. Heading … Continue reading

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Marty at preschool

September 2012 This has been a big week for Marty, his first week of preschool!  He has had regular interaction with physical and occupational therapists since he was 6 months old.  He has done well all along.   His mom had … Continue reading

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Marty goes to the Dentist

My daughter asked me to go with her to Marty’s first visit to the dentist–had to be done since dental health can be problematic for children with Down Syndrome.   Due to hypersensitivity Marty likes limited touch so we knew this was … Continue reading

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