Down Syndrom Is a genetic disorder usually characterized by growth delays, distinctive facial features, and varied intellectual disabilities. Each child is unique, with his own combination of any or several of these factors, own personality, and needs. A Down Syndrome child might require specialized therapy and education in areas such as speech, language, hearing, cognition, social language, executive function, and reading.
Alida has long experience working with Down Syndrome children and their families, both in private practice and in public schools. She is especially adept at determining which areas to target and how to help parents support their child's learning, dealing with attendant behaviors, and advocating in school.