Sensory Processing

Advice, activities and games

Choosing the right activities and games

Your child has Down Syndrome

Children with Down Syndrome often suffer from sensory processing disorder as well. Because their muscle tone is poor, they do not ‘feel’ their body properly. They do not stand firmly on the ground, they are clumsy sometimes and may dislike being touched. Being moved, for example on a swing, scares them easily.

They do move themselves and touch things themselves, sometimes too frequently. Playing games with them is a good way to enable them to react to being touched and being moved. As a result they become more conscious of their body and their movements. Thus they pay more attention to what they are doing and are better able to react to their environment.

The following activities and games may be suitable:

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