Managing Behavior – National Down Syndrome Society

What Are Some Behavioral Challenges Typical In Persons with Down Syndrome?




The definition of a “behavior problem” varies but certain guidelines can be helpful in determining if a behavior has become significant.

  •  Does the behavior interfere with development and learning?
  • Are the behaviors disruptive to the family, school or workplace?
  • Is the behavior harmful to the child or adult with Down syndrome or to others?
  • Is the behavior different from what might be typically displayed by someone of comparable developmental age?

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