Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Adaptive Skills and School Readiness in Children With Down Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Article Information
Intellectual Disabilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Adaptive Skills and School Readiness in Children With Down Syndrome
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505197. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7038
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505197. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7038
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

The purpose of this study was to look at the relationship between adaptive skills and school readiness in preschool-age children with Down syndrome. Results show expressive communications skills and personal daily living skills were the strongest predictors of school readiness. By identifying predictors and areas of weakness, OTs can better support these individuals, maximize skill development, and ease their transition to kindergarten.

Primary Author and Speaker: Phil Esposito

Additional Authors and Speakers: Megan Bowers