What care do children with Down syndrome need?
Down syndrome is a life-long genetic condition that causes certain physical characteristics and delays in learning and development. In the majority of cases, Down syndrome occurs because of a spontaneous occurrence at around the time of conception that results in the baby having an extra copy of Chr…omosome 21 in every cell in their body. In most cases, Down syndrome is not inherited. The reason for Down syndrome is unknown. It can happen to anyone. People with the syndrome will have a degree of learning difficulty. This means that it takes longer to process information and to learn new skills, and that tasks and learning may need to be broken down into smaller steps. If someone has learning difficulties, it means that they may not learn things as quickly as other people and they may need more help and support to learn. With the right kind of help, however, many people can acquire practical and social skills even if this takes them longer than usual. Most people with Down syndrome will walk and talk; and many will read and write, go to ordinary schools, and lead fulfilling, semi-independent lives with some support. Myths about Down syndrome put straight . People with Down syndrome cannot achieve life goals: The vast majority of people with Down syndrome learn to walk and talk, and many are attending mainstream schools, passing GCSE's and living full, semi-independent adult lives. . People with Down syndrome all look the same : Certain physical characteristics are similar. But someone with Down syndrome will always look more like his or her close family than someone else with the condition. . People with Down syndrome are always happy and affectionate : People with Down syndrome are no different to anyone else in their character traits and varying moods. (MORE)
It is certainly not at all funny to tell jokes about those with Down Syndrome and other special needs. How would you like it if people made fun of you for a medical condition that you can't help? People with Down Syndrome or other forms of mental retardation can be very loving, wonderful people and …should be treated with as much respect as anyone else. (MORE)
Yes they can and very well. There are many informative sites concerning the education and no-limits-thinking to promote individual development and achievement of Downs syndrome children.
Answer . The symptoms, characteristics and outcomes of these two conditions are quite different. Down syndrome is a developmental disorder. Rett syndrome is classified more specifically as a pervasive developmental disorder. A child with Down syndrome can also have a pervasive developmental disor…der. At least one girl has been confirmed as having both Down syndrome and Rett syndrome by laboratory testing. . Rett syndrome is a neurological and neurodevelopmental disorder that mostly occurs in females and is the result of a chromosomal abnormality. It is caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene in many of the cases. Infants with Rett syndrome seem to grow and develop normally at first but then they begin to lose skills and abilities before age three. The child loses skills rapidly with purposeful hand movement and speech among the first skills lost. The ability to walk is also lost. Rett affects approximately 1 in 10,000 children. Children with Rett syndrome will grow into adulthood but will need constant care.. Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormalities affecting as many as 1 in 753 children. It causes delays in physical and intellectual development. Children with Down syndrome have certain physical characteristics including a flattened facial profile, low muscle tone and an upward slant to the eyes. They have developmental delays but should be given every opportunity to develop their talents through education, vocational, and independent living training. With appropriate support children with Down syndrome can become quite successful adults.. An abundance of information relating to both disorders is available online. (MORE)
No, not at all. I know a few people with Down syndrome, and none of them actually has ginger hair.
because it was first described by an English scientist JOHN LANG DON DOWN in 1886
I have a daughter with Downs and I have been told it is VERY PROBABLE...ask your pediatrician There is research on that subject. It can be found in scholarly journals. The ones that I have read say that is is very possible and usually likely that a person with Downs will have a child that does not … have Downs. Even two people with Downs are more likely to have a child with out it. Downs girls do get pregnant as easily as those without Downs. Downs teens feel all the same stuff the other teens do. Hormones, pleasure, ovulation. Their just not as equipped to control the baser instincts. That and not to mention the ugliness of molestations or sexual abuse - not all Downs kids are able to communicate effectively enough to tell when something bad is going on. There is also alot of debate about sterilizing Downs girls. Birth control is difficult or impossible to administer to those with profound Downs. Lots of really hard issues. My boyfriend has a Downs girl-13. She has had her period since she was 10. She still cannot change her own pad, and will leave bloody pads in my son's bathroom sink. It's pretty gross stuff for a 10 yr old and 13 yr old boy. Heck it's incredibly gross to me and I've had 4 kids! (MORE)
Yes, i believe that children with Down Syndrome should be with their mothers. No one can ever take the place of a mother and love the child the way a mother does.
You do not "get" Down's syndrome. You are born with it. It is achromosomal condition of the 21st chromosome.
Well, define normal. The truth is, it depends on the individual. Mental retardation is common in Down Syndrome, but the degree varies greatly. Some people with Down Syndrome are able to live independently, work in the community, even go to university. Others are not as capable and require more assis…tance. The important thing is to remember that a person with Down Syndrome has strengths and weaknesses just like anyone else. Early interventions, educational programs, and family support can help to identify and augment those strengths giving the child the best chance to fulfill his potential and live a happy full life. (MORE)
The emotional needs of a child with Down Syndrome or any other disability are the same as any child-- to be loved, respected, cherished, to feel parents/caregivers are proud of them, and to feel safe in their homes as they grow up. All children need kindness and love but also direction, guidance and… rules, with consequences so that all children will know appropriate boundaries and social norms. (MORE)
Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder, as is Down syndrome. But they are not the same. Angelman Syndrome involves a deletion of Chromosome 15, whereas people with Down syndrome have an extra copy of Chromosome 21.
Will a female with Tourette Syndrome pass it down to her children in every case or is there a possibility that she won't?
There is about a 50/50 chance that a child will be born with Tourette Syndrome unless if the mother and the father have it there is a greater risk but not 100 percent in most cases
You have to take general education courses first and then when you have completed those you can start gearing towards taking classes for teaching special education. If you would JUST like to teach children with down syndrome and no other disability then you should go on to get your masters in that f…ield so that you become more knowledgeable about the subject. (MORE)
you do not! Actually it depends on the State; for example, in California, if you are already watching one child from one parent, you cannot watch any children from any other family -- you are breaking the law if you do so and the penalties are pretty stiff. No, I am not a lawyer. I am the spous…e of a day care provider in Bakersfield, CA and also build sites for licensed day care providers. (MORE)
See the Related Links below for information about caring for a baby or a child with Down syndrome. In addition, many other useful links can be found witin these websites.
I have a 4-year-old son with Down syndrome. "Special needs" is just a way of saying that the person with the disability will need extra attention in every aspect of their lives. For example, early intervention in babies and young children with "special needs" is always good. It helps them get sta…rted in learning and/or experiencing life. Kids with Down syndrome learn slower than typically advanced people. Yes, they need help with learning, but that does not mean that they do not learn at all. =] There is no list of "special needs," but rather that everything requires extra attention and help. (MORE)
child development, actually none just be you, get involved spend time, talk w/ parents, talk to a child whom has down syndrome, take continueing education courses, that involve working w/ persons w/ disabilities, volunteer for special olympics. Or obtain a part time job as a respite provider at a gr…oup home or an intensive tenant support program. These jobs and volunteer opprtunities will provide training to assist you in being an caring care taker, volunteer or simply a friend. Don't be afraid go ahead get involved make a difference, be a mentor! The first subjuct you need is: The ability to SMILE and say Hello. (MORE)
They do things like a typical child; they can do everything that a "normal" child can do.
A down syndrome child is fairly normal depending on the percentage of the case i.e. the intensity of the patient. I would know this because my sister is a down syndrome child having it at only 5%. Basing on her case, her behaviour is normal although her appearance may show some signs. For instance,… her cheeks were drooped downwards during the first few 13 months. She constantly hiccuped for some reason and had a problem with balance when she sits down. At later age her apperance changed gradually to normal and her hiccup stopped. Her understanding also quickened and she was rather smart. In short, what I'm trying to put out is that you could take care of her just like you would take care of a perfectly normal child. Support is also vital and her meals must be balanced. (MORE)
How bad is the Down syndrome? . Can the child communicate and understand in the class? . Can the child read and write?
The nutritional needs for child with Downs Syndrome would be same as any child with two possibly three difference: Their immune system tends to be weaker so more fruit would help with vitamin C; Since their activity level maybe lower than average child watching how much calories they intake would be… helpful to guard against over weight; Many take anti-seizure medication Dilatin which hamper the body naturally getting B12 from food so more dark green vegetables including broccoli spinach dark green lettuce might help because they have high levels of B12. Not sure of other anti-seizure medication, but they all seem to have same side effects. (MORE)
plenty of outdoor activity, also words of encouragement and praise. And interaction with other children
There are some places in West Philadelphia and all over the city; it just depends on how old your child/the child in question is. The website of the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia offers the following, although it doesn't specify if this is applicable for children with Down syndrome: S…hort term childcare (sometimes called "respite care" or "crisis nursery") is available through a few different agencies in Philadelphia. The programs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and may be utilized by families for up to 30 days. Respite may be planned in advance (such as for a scheduled hospitalization) or used during an emergency. . For more information, see their website via the Related Link. (MORE)
Anyone can but it is passed through your gene's whilst the mother is carrying the child
Its like...hmmm....Ok its like when your sick at the age of 3 or 6 or around some age you might think your ding so parents have to keep your chin up
You should make a foundation. Make it popular. Make posters to advertise it like Hunter's Hope for example. Many people will make donations.
It's probably saliva that has colelcted and dried within their mouths and esophaguses, thus causing a stench, or commonly known as 'Dog Breath'.
Teachers who work with children who have disabilities in the UK are known as special educational needs (SEN) teachers. A The prerequisite for becoming an SEN teacher is qualified teacher status (QTS). B This is generally achieved by completing one of the following: B . Postgraduate Certificate… of Education (PGCE); . School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT); . Bachelor of Education (BEd); . BA or BSc with QTS. With regards to undergraduate degree type, the following advice is given: C "teacher training is open to graduates in all subjects, but a degree in a curriculum subject area, e.g. English, science, or mathematics, increases your chances". As such it would seem sensible to chose A-levels that also fit into the above areas of the curriculum. Please see related links for further information. Sources: A Special education needs teacher: Job description and activities - Prospects Website (UK Official graduate careers website). B Special education needs teacher: Entry requirements - Prospects Website (UK Official graduate careers website). C Primary school teacher: Entry requirements - Prospects Website (UK Official graduate careers website). (MORE)
a lot; more than can be described here, and there are many good books on the subject. go to amazon and search for some, and check the feedback and ratings to determine which may be good for you, also there are support groups, both in person and online; you should also talk to like minded folks in th…ese areas (MORE)
The child would need to try and make friends, usually the class teacher. \nChildren with Asperger's Syndrome DO have the ability to make friends like any other person, but dislike it when adults try to force them to make friends. \nAsperger's Syndrome makes it harder for the diagnosed to be social…, but it is not an impossible task. \nLet the child take it's time meeting new people, as they will make friends at a more comfortable pace.\n\n Another view (a teacher's perspective) \nThere are some fundamental changes to make to the dynamic of the classroom. You have to be aware that an Asperger's child will try to get to the root of every thing - they will continue to ask why questions, well past when everybody else feels they know enough. As a teacher you need to head this off without dampening their enthusiasm. Usually saying, "That is a terrific question but it is much too complicated for now. Come and talk to me later." will work, or be ready and have a webquest set to go so that they can find the deeper reasons for themselves when they get home. \nYou also have to know how to engage them in things they think are irrelevant to their interests - knowing how what you are teaching relates back to their key interests can make your life as a teacher much easier - as it is pointed out time and again when discussing discipline issues, engage them and they will be yours. \nAnother issue is their unwillingness to engage in group work - be ready for this by knowing if there are children in your class they are willing to work with. Hopefully you have more than 1 such child, as it can be wearing on the same person being partnered up all the time. otherwise be prepared to allow them to work solo. \nIf the child has an attendant (depending on the schooling system they can get funded support for an attendant for some or all classes), additional changes come into play. Whilst the attendant is there to support the child, they are also there to support he teacher, assisting with others who may not understand what is being taught, collecting some materials from another room, etc. However, do not confuse them with being a teaching assistant for you - they are there to provide support in whatever form is required for the child first and to assist as they can when they can.\n \nThe attendants I have worked with have been responsible for ensuring that notes are taken promptly (sometimes taking the notes themselves and then having the child rewrite them in free lessons or at home), that the child is understanding what is required in the learning activities. they may have conversations with the child, which at first seem to be rude and unwarranted, but are in fact aimed at getting the child to participate effectively in the lesson. As a teacher you need to accommodate this and help your class to understand why it is important that this student has this conversation with the adult assisting them. (MORE)
1. Find a local organization that helps with this thing. 2. Come up with ways that the parent and the child can both learn and spend quality time together.
No. Both are trisomies (when someone has three of a certain type of chromosome instead of two), but Klinefelter's is with XXY and Down syndrome is a trisomy of chromosome 21.
A child born to a parent who has DS has a 50% chance of also havingan extra 21st chromosome. The genetics of the other parent will beequally significant. People with Down syndrome experience 'normal' sexuality and haveequal rights under the law to be sexually active and to becomeparents.
Can you seek an intermittent FMLA daycare for your Down syndrome daughter when you have nobody else to care for her?
I would recommend contacting your local community services board or social services. There are government programs that can provide paid-for care for your daughter. I live in Virginia and here it is called the MR Waiver. You do have to find your own personal attendant, which can be a difficult proce…ss. I posted an ad on Craigslist and got a tremendous response that was easy to filter through. (MORE)
Because some doesn't want to keep it if it has it. It is not like raising a ordinary child but this one will have special needs.
No, there is not. Down syndrome is unique in its characteristics and scientific identification. 2nd Answer: Sort of . . . there are other 'mistakes' that occur for the same reason that Down syndrome occurs, and many of them are named. The thing is, though, that the body has such a high range of to…lerance of all its hormones, enzymes, and so forth, that these other 'mistakes' never show up to be recognized. Down syndrome, as per the first answer, is indeed unique in its characteristics. (MORE)
29 million kids in the USA have down syndrome. about 7 million people world wide have it.
Down syndrome is a result of a genetic abnormality that is present from the stage of a single fertilized egg. Specifically, it is when the embryo has three copies of chromosome #21 instead of the normal two copies. It is therefore also known as trisomy 21. This being said, you cannot "get" down syn…drome - you are either born with it or without it. (MORE)
You're husband may not necessarily have the down syndrome allele. Also the only way you would have a special needs baby is if you also have the recessive (down syndrome) allele. Here are the chances: If neither of you have the recessive (down syndrome) allele - 0% If one of you have the recessive… allele - 0% If you both have the recessive allele - 25% The chances are pretty low but it is not definite that you wont have a special needs baby. (MORE)
from the website: Chris Burke. com While Chris was forced to attend private schools because of the lack of public education for children with Down Syndrome when he was growing up, he spent his summers at a camp on Long Island, N.Y. for children with disabilities.
That would mean that the mother is the one with Down syndrome, since men with Down syndrome are sterile. There is a 50% chance that the child will have Down syndrome and 50% chance that child will be born without.
National Down Syndrome Society is one of the organizations that help spread awareness and seek cure for Down syndrome. Research Down Syndrome www.researchds.org is a 501c3 non-profit foundation that supports Down syndrome cognitive research at leading universities with the goal of developing biome…dical therapies to treat the cognitive impairment of people with all ages with Down syndrome.. (MORE)
Children need care as their bodies and mind are not yet fully developed to care for themselves
some soial needs are behaviour problems, speak and hearing problems ( this makes it harder to communicate ), they should have people to make friends with. THANKS :)
its when the chromosomes 21 make a 3rd chromosome . i does not split causing it to have 3 chromosomes on one egg. this can cause down syndrome .
None. Noone SUFFERS from Down syndrome. Now about 250,000 people HAVE Down syndrome in the U.S.
No, they usually cannot. Down syndrome usually causes the male to be infertile. Though there have been some cases of a man with DS fathering a child.
well a- because a child is more likely to inherent it instead of just catching it so it is proven that you may not catch it it is not possible to obtain catching it ! because a mother may have given his/her child it to inherent it
No. Parents who have a child with Down syndrome do not have an increased chance in having another child with Down syndrome. Everyone has the same chance of having a child with Down syndrome, 1%.