Global Webinar Series

Global’s webinar series is one of the many benefits of Global Down Syndrome Foundation membership. Without our members, these important webinars would not be possible. Each quarter, Global presents a webinar featuring renowned scientists, doctors, researchers, and/or professionals in the Down syndrome community. These online, interactive presentations range from medical care and health and wellness to crucial research including topics such as:

Physical Therapy

Behavioral Issues (in different age groups)

Speech, Language, and Communication

Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome

Autoimmune Disorders and Down syndrome

Cancer and Down syndrome

These webinars are a wonderful opportunity to learn from the professionals in the Down syndrome community.
Click here for links to each of Global’s past webinars.




Physical Therapy for Children with Down syndrome & How to Set your Child Up for Successful Learning Experiences


  Patricia Winders, PT
Senior Physical Therapist, Director of Therapies, Sie Center for Down Syndrome, Children’s Hospital Colorado


This webinar will review physical therapy for children with Down syndrome and how to set up your child for successful learning experiences. Find out what families need to know. Key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • Goal of physical therapy
  • Physical factors that impact the development of gross motor skills
  • Compensations for these factors
  • Crucial Components to develop when learning gross motor skills
  • Examples of how physical therapy addresses learning gross motor skills to help develop the crucial components

Patricia Winders, PT is the Director of Therapies and Senior Physical Therapist at the Anna & John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Prior to this position, she worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland (from 1989-2007). Since 1981, she has specialized in providing physical therapy services to children with Down Syndrome. She is author of the book Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (Second Edition), published by Woodbine House (2014). She is a member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-USA) and also serves on the Professional Advisory Committee of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC).

This important webinar will be held online, and participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and listen live as the presenters provide key information and answer questions. Please RSVP today. Once you have completed your registration you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting link and audio access information.


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