Assessing the Efficacy of Very Early Motor Rehabilitation in Children with Down Syndrome

Among children with Down syndrome, the frequency of motor rehabilitation intervention and the age at the start of this intervention are independently related to the age at onset of independent walking. Early motor rehabilitation, before age 6  months, may be effective in reducing motor delay in children with Down syndrome.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

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