Relationship between kicking and motor milestones in infants with Down syndrome:|
An early intervention study
Contact: Meghann Lloyd (
The Center for Motor Behavior & Pediatric Disabilities at the University of Michigan is recruiting potential participants, 5-6 months old,
for a study investigating the effect of the Kick and Drive Gym on the kicking patterns of infants with Down syndrome. Previous research
on kicking in infants has demonstrated that infant kicking is a pre-requisite to learning to walk independently. Participants in this
study will be randomly assigned to two groups. One will receive the Kick and Drive Gym and the other will receive the Tummy Time Gym.
The Tummy Time Gym is designed to facilitate reaching skills. Both kicking and reaching are both essential skills for the physical and
cognitive development for children with Down syndrome. This study is designed to investigate the effect of increased kicking on infants
with Down syndrome using the Kick and Drive Gym, which is available in most toy stores. This study has been completed, but for information or questions, please contact Meghann Lloyd
at 734-936-2607 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Fisher Price's Kick and Drive Gym to be used