Res Dev Disabil 2017 Aug 3;67:1-8. Epub 2017 Jun 3.
Research Unit iDN, Interdisciplinary Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Phoniatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Background: Even though Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability, studies on early development are scarce.
Aim: To describe movements and postures in 3- to 5-month-old infants with Down syndrome and assess the relation between pre- and perinatal risk factors and the eventual motor performance.
Methods And Procedures: Exploratory study; 47 infants with Down syndrome (26 males, 27 infants born preterm, 22 infants with congenital heart disease) were videoed at 10-19 weeks post-term (median=14 weeks). Read More