When evaluating behavior in a child or adult with Down syndrome it is important to look at the behavior in the context of the individual's developmental age, not only their chronological age.Author: Parents. Behavior problems are even more common in children with down syndrome. 1 in 3 children with down syndrome has behavior problems that are serious enough to be diagnosed by a professional. even more children with down syndrome have behavior problems that might not be diagnosed, but still cause problems for kids and their families.
A child with a trisomy 21 diagnosis -- Down syndrome -- often has a variety of health issues that may lead to behavioral problems. As you navigate this challenging course, learn about behaviors that are typical of children with Down syndrome. Armed with this information, you will be in a better position to care for Author: Kathryn Hatter. Jan 01, 2006 · Addressing challenging behavior in children with Down syndrome: The use of applied behavior analysis for assessment and intervention. Kathleen Feeley, and Emily Jones. Children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for engaging in challenging behavior that may be part of a behavioral phenotype characteristic of Down syndrome.Cited by: 26.
Is the behavior harmful to the child or adult with Down syndrome or to others? Is the behavior different from what might be typically displayed by someone of comparable developmental age? The first step in evaluating a child or adult with Down syndrome who presents with a behavior concern is to determine if there are any acute or chronic.