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Hypotonia, or low muscle tone, is common in individuals with Down Syndrome. Jude goes to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and feeding therapy to help him overcome his low muscle tone. It takes him longer to meet milestones and he has to work harder to accomplish them, but he will be able to meet all of them one day. Here are some of Jude’s amazing accomplishments so far:
6 months old - rolled over
11 months old - began clapping his hands
12 months old - unsupported sitting
14 months old - transitioned from tummy to sitting
16 months old - learned his first sign language (now knows dozens)
18 months old - pulling up on furniture and began self-feeding (with some success)
20 months old - crawling
28 months old - no longer requires bottle for main source of food
30 months old - walking independently 4-8 steps at a time

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