Age: 31 months
has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. She requires supplemental oxygen,
and has a feeding tube.
parents would like to see Julie reach her maximum potential.
receives weekly physical therapy sessions. She also works with an
occupational therapist for feeding challenges, and participates
in a playgroup program at her early intervention center. She works
with an educator and a speech therapist. She wears bilateral ankle
foot braces to correct the alignment of her feet. PT is currently
working on strengthening Julie’s body to help her stand without
hyperextending at her knees, and to work towards independent crawling
and ambulation. Julie enjoys music, bubbles, and musical shakers.
Since beginning therapy when she was as infant her mother reports
that she now has hope that Julie will walk some day.
practicing transitioning from sit to stand with her mother Barb
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