Always speak directly with the person with Down syndrome, not the person with them. Give them time to respond. Take their lead on what support they need to communicate. Know that every person with Down syndrome is unique, with their individual personality, strengths and support needs.
How do adults with Down syndrome communicate?
Adults with Down syndrome usually do well with social interactive language. They use greetings, and scripts (automatic phrases such as hi! And see you later!) effectively.
Do Down syndrome people talk to themselves?
Additionally, we have found that many adults with Down syndrome rely on self-talk to vent feelings such as sadness or frustration. They think out loud in order to process daily life events. This is because their speech or cognitive impairments inhibit communication.
How do you reverse Down syndrome?
There is no cure for Down syndrome, which is caused by the presence of an additional chromosome and results in intellectual disabilities, distinctive facial features and other health problems.
Do Down syndrome kids talk to themselves?
Parents of children and adults with Down syndrome have observed many of them engage in self-talk or private speech. They may use self-talk to work out situations, express inner feelings, and entertain themselves. Some reports have stressed that this behavior is not a delusion or hallucination.