22q Deletion in the Classroom: Motor and Sensory
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Motor and Sensory
What You Need To Know
- Motor and sensory abilities in children with 22q deletion syndrome may be delayed.
- Poor muscle development in children with 22q deletion syndrome may lead to delayed motor milestones.
- This can lead to coordination problems that can persist into adolescence. Children may find it difficult to perform tasks that require dexterity and control of movements.
- Children may struggle with visual information to guide their actions. They may find it difficult to perform tasks requiring spatial awareness.
- Copying down text is difficult, as it requires coordination and the ability to hold information in memory for the short term.
What You Can Do
- Occupational, speech and physical therapy may be helpful for motor development, feeding and swallowing, etc.
- Visual instruction may work better than verbal.
- Limit written homework
This information is provided by GEMSS -Genetics Education Materials for School Success: The New England Genetics Collaborative is funded by Cooperative Agreement No. U22MC10980 between the University of New Hampshire and the Health Resources and Services Administration/ Maternal and Child Health Bureau/DSCSHN Genetic Services Branch. To vistit the GEMMS website CLICK HERE