This singularly unique app provides a mechanism by which parents and therapists of children with Down syndrome may catalog and track the progress a child is making in gaining the skills recommended in the 'Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome' book, authored by Patricia Winders.
As parents and therapists of children with Down syndrome, we understand that the pace at which they grow, learn, and develop varies greatly from that of typical children. Indeed, even within the Down syndrome population each child learns at his own unique pace. Personality, capability, motivation, health, and environment all cause us to adapt our thinking and techniques for caring for these wonderful children. As such, typical "Baby Trackers" and "Milestone Loggers" are often far too rigid and quickly fail to be flexible enough to accommodate the unique challenges presented to parents of special needs children. For example, typical trackers provide early development milestones and suggestions that quickly fall short of the "extra mile" we must go as care givers to ensure our children will achieve their highest potential.
This app takes into consideration the above challenges by providing skill appropriate activities drawn directly from the Gross Motor Skills Book, and logging and scrapbooking capabilities that helps remind us that the hard work, love, and persistence is paying dividends. Motor Skills DS deliberately avoids setting specific timelines or flagging milestone delays as most typical trackers do, and instead focuses on positive ways to improve your child's abilities by taking advantage of his strengths, and celebrates each achievement that other trackers take for granted.
Ratings and Reviews
The only app that does this and does it well.
I have been disappointed in the past by apps claiming to provide capabilities only to come up short in practice. I was both shocked and excited that this was not one of those apps. The interface is excellent and the content is based on text that is both instructive and informative. What really stands out is the ease of use. I was easily able to figure out how to access the plethora of features and begin using this as a tool to track and capture progress. The activity instructions and clear and as you progress in tracking your child's progress you also learn a lot of practical activities to help improve gross motor skills. Start to finish this is an invaluable app for any parent of a child with DS or even parent s that have concerns about their infant or toddlers gross motor skill progression.
Great job it is very usefull
- Woodbine House, Inc.
- 73.3 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © App: Sienna Hope Solutions, LLC. Content: Woodbine House, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Buy All Activities $14.99
- Standing, Cruising, Climbing, and Walking $2.99
- Head Control, Reaching and Propping, Beginning Sitting, and Rolling $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.