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Each month, we will focus on a different topic that is relevant to the development of your child!
January 8 - Gross Motor Strengthening (using play/PT)
Join parents of other babies and toddlers with Down syndrome at our monthly play group and educational session! **We will meet in the Auditorium room off the Main Lobby of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Suggested parking is main Visitor Parking Garage off of Delaware Ave. Link to map: http:// www.ehealthconnection.com/ regions/mercy_toledo/pdfs/ Map%20St%20V.pdf)**
The topic for January will be facilitating gross motor development/skills and strengthening in your child with Down syndrome, presented by DSAGT Board President, Mena Ayers. Mena worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist for 13 years at ProMedica Toledo Children's Total Rehab and she has a four-year-old son, Camden, who has Down syndrome. She will rev...iew some general background information, show how you can help your child to become stronger and progress through their motor milestones, and you will be doing some hands on activities with your child that you can do at home. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get information from Dr. Eileen Quinn, developmental-behavioral pediatrician and coordinator of the Toledo area Down syndrome clinic, and Mena. Please bring a blanket and a few small toys because we will be working on the floor for some of these activities.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. If you are in need of a babysitter at the group session, please mention so in the comments or email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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