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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Left or Right Handed?

I don't think there is any connection with Down syndrome and left- or right-handedness, but I am curious to see results of left- and right-handedness in people with Down syndrome.

Kayla is left-handed.

Joe and I are both left-handed. Although Joe is more of a left-hander than I am. He bowls, golfs, bats, and throws with his left hand. I do the major things with my left hand: eat, write, and hold the phone with my left hand to my left ear! But for the rest of that stuff I use my right hand.

Lucas is a right-hander. Now how did he get to be the only right-hander in a family of left-handers?

So how does your family dynamics breakdown with left- and right-hand use?

What hand does your child with Down syndrome use?

What about siblings? You can chose more than one answer if some siblings are right-handed and some are left-handed.

What about the child's parents? (if anyone is ambidextrous which one do you identify with more?)

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Mardra said...

This is So interesting!
Marcus is left handed, his biological dad and I are both right handed, but his dad now is left handed. So, I'm outnumbered.

Liz said...

I've always been fascinated with the whole left and right handed thing. My maternal grandmother, father and husband were/are left handed. I nor any of my siblings are left handed. All of my kids (incl 2 adopted) are all right handed except our youngest who is showing a strong left handed tendency for now. He is 4 1/2 and has autism, but kids with autism tend to take longer with picking their handedness. One of my 16 year olds (I have twins) who also has autism was ambidextrous for years, but his therapists (OT) pushed him towards being right handed so he is. What is interesting though is he broke his right arm near his wrist when he was 7 and had to write with his left hand for over two months and his handwriting looked no different with his left hand then it did with his right. It was so bizarre. So we are making sure therapists aren't pushing one hand over the other for our 4 year old.

Anonymous said...

My daughter Lila uses both her hands. This could because she cant use her feet as she has cerebral palsy(CP)and down syndrome.

Or, she could be ambidextrous like I am.


Anonymous said...

That is supposed to be because.