Our son used to "skoot" on his butt very fast on
He never crawled. He went from skooting to walking
and then to running. :)
There is one very unique thing with our son.
I have heard most children with DS have a large
straight line on the palm of their hands.
Our son has a straight line on one of his hands,
but not the other. I'm not sure why or what that
could mean, if anything.
He understand most everything. His big problem is
trying to express himself in words. He is getting
it though, just taking a bit.
We have a total of 6 kids. Only one between the two
of us (being our son). Everyone is unique and special
in their own way..
Actually, he would use sit in an open indian style and
use his legs to skoot. It was a combination of a hop and
skoot using legs (sideways on the ground) and hopping on
I had read that the crease tends to be a straight line on
kids with DS, but that isn't always the case. There are
cases of people without DS that have the same straight line
crease, but they are rare.
Getting the proper movement in the tounge seems to be the
trick with our son. When I work on words with him, I say
them slow and in sections. Making a sound and then turning
it into a word. Like "TTTTTTTTTTTTTRRRRRRRRR uck".
Once he masters a word, he likes saying it over and over.
He will say truck and bus all the time when he sees one
while we are driving around.
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