Did you know? Many individuals with Down syndrome have "grooves" or a preference for routine or repetition.
Many individuals with Down syndrome prefer sameness, repetition, or routine. This preference has been called the “groove.” The groove may be seen in the way a person completes tasks, keeps a precise schedule, repeats familiar phrases, and/or gravitates to the same songs, TV shows, or movies. The groove can be very functional and beneficial; but it can also become problematic for the individual and his/her family, roommates, co-workers, etc. More information is available in a webinar called The Groove in People with Down Syndrome presented by Brian Chicoine, MD, and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L.