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Are children with down syndrome clumsy?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most are.: Because persons with Down syndrome are genetically programed to have poor muscle tone, most of these special children are rather clumsy by design. Certainly, with focused physical therapy and individual effort this clumsiness can be improved and compensated for to some degree. These children should be watched closely during athletics & physical events, monitoring so that injury can be minimized.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome.

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