The Virtual Shift - Early Childhood Intervention Therapies for Pakistani Children with Down Syndrome During COVID-19

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Huzaifa A. Khan
Samar Naqvi
Sidra Zahid


Early Childhood Intervention, Down syndrome, Pakistan


The paper aims to discuss the impact of Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP)’s virtual Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service, comprising of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy clinics, on children with Down syndrome and their parents in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 to August 2020. The results yielded many positive outcomes of the virtual shift and allowed for continuous innovation in empowering parents and transforming the developmental outcomes of children with Down syndrome.

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