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"Self-Talk" in Adults with Down Syndrome

Adult Down Syndrome Center | Published on 10/6/2021
Do you talk to yourself? We all do at different times and in various situations. In examining and evaluating over 500 patients at the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital, we have heard repeatedly that adults with Down syndrome talk to themselves. Sometimes, the reports from parents and caregivers reflect deep concern that this behavior is "not normal" and symptomatic of severe psychological problems.