Just some simple information about Down syndrome. This is just an overview of this particular issue. If you would like more information, please comment or email me and I would be happy to post more in the future on the topic.
Some of the possible causes of delay in the development of
Fine Motor Skills in Down Syndrome include:
- hypotonia (low muscle tone) Just try to get your fingers to work while your large muscle groups are extremely weak, let alone your fingers also being weak
- loose joints and ligaments
- hand shape (hands are smaller and fingers are shorter than typical)
- decreased cognitive skills (making it more difficult for the child to reason things out and to learn to coordinate his movements)