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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

"I" Statements

October 2022 | Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

"I" statements are a way to share how we feel in a clear, calm, and respectful way. The handouts pictured below explain the components of "I" statements. There is a long version and a short version. Tap or click the images to open the resource. 

Short Version opens in new window

Short version of "I" statements handout, opens in new window


Long Version opens in new window



To learn more, please see our resource on Using "I" Statements.


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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.