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    common genetic defects include heart disorders, Down syndrome and incorrectly formed backbones and brains. They also include disorders of the red blood cells, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia.” This shows that genetic disorders can have different problems with a person but it depends on which gene is affected and how it is affected. A genetic disorder that an infant is born with and can affect them through adulthood is Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a form of mental retardation or…

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    Physical Therapy/ Down Syndrome Physical Therapy has been playing a role in most people 's life for as long as they can remember. From teaching children how to walk, to teaching the elderly too. Physical therapy has helped people in many ways, from injured people who need to relearn everything to helping children who have Down Syndrome learn everything. Physical therapy is a major part of a lot of people’s life and you may not even know it. There are many types of therapy, Speech therapy,…

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    Each year, about 6,000 babies are born with Down Syndrome, according to the CDC. Down Syndrome is a congenital disorder that causes intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities such as hypotonia, ligamentous laxity, and decreased strength which prevent children with Down Syndrome from developing motor skills at the same level as children without the disorder. The Children’s TherAplay Foundation provides therapy for children with disorders such as this. An employee from this foundation…

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    Down Syndrome How does Down Syndrome affect the one who has it and the family around them? Down syndrome is a genetic birth disorder that can cause intellectual and physical disabilities. There are three types of Down Syndrome, all of which the symptoms and physical features are similar. Although the severity can be different depending on the child. Along with these types of Down Syndrome can come various health issues. These issues and symptoms may be hard to cope with at first but with…

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    flattened. Next, would be that the back of their head is also flattened. It goes straight down rather than having a curve to it. They also have smaller ears, decreased muscle tone, smaller mouth, a gap between their first two toes, and skin folds in the corner of their eyes. None of these physical features causes any disability or decreases their function. In personal experience I have found that people with Down syndrome also have an enlarged tongue. Because of this they let their tongue hang…

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    Down Syndrome Video Case Analysis "Graduating Peter" Demographic Information Setting For my observation, I watched the video titled “Graduating Peter (2001)” on YouTube. Originally an HBO film, this documentary follows a young boy named Peter who is diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. The film follows him as he starts inclusion classes in the third grade and follows him until he graduates from high school. Students Observed In this video, Peter is being observed while he is starting the third grade…

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    Down syndrome, also called Trisomy 21, is a congenital disorder resulting in abnormal development of the brain, causing mental retardation in varying degrees (Carlson, N. R., 530). Down syndrome is the most frequent human birth defect. Mother’s age, in most cases the mothers ova functions differently causing her to produce two (rather than one) twenty-first chromosomes. When fertilization occurs, the father’s twenty-first chromosome makes three rather than two. Down syndrome causes developmental…

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    They Just Don’t Get It Ups and Downs Possible intro? My little brother has Down Syndrome. He looks different, talks different, acts different than other other kids. Embarrassment, confusion, shame; all things I felt growing up because he wasn’t “normal.” Countless meltdowns, endless stares and whispers, and enormous responsibility by the age of twelve was my normal. But my normal was also immense patience, unconditional love, and a deep understanding and empathy for those who just don’t…

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    As mentioned by Lynch in his article Onset of speech-like vocalizations in Infants with Down Syndrome, children with Down Syndrome do not acquire canonical babbling and produce words at the same time as children with traditional linguistic development (1995). To compensate this lack of abilities to communicate orally, children with Down Syndrome tend to use gestures and non-verbal language to get an object they want or for other requests. As mentioned earlier, Jules’ parents taught their son…

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    Down syndrome (or Down’s syndrome) is a generic chromosomal disorder which is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21. It is also known as “trisomy 21”. This condition leads to deficiencies in both cognitive ability and physical growth. It is typically related with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and minor to moderate intellectual disability. The IQ level of an adult decreases because of this. This genetic disorder, which differs in severity, sometimes causes…

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