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    Down's Syndrome

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    “Down syndrome is found in 1 out of 800 births in the United States of America. 90 percent of people with Down’s syndrome live over the age of 5 years old. The occurrence of Down’s syndrome in young children to young adults was 1 in 971.”(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009). Around half of children with Down’s syndrome have congenital heart defects and this disorder increases the risk of having leukemia. The risk of a child having Down’s syndrome increases after the age of 35 in mothers.…

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    Reflection Paper: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic by Martha Beck The memoir, “Expecting Adam” by Martha Beck focused on how the social, medical and spiritual model relates to Adam, son of Martha and John who has down syndrome. Both young parents of one and expecting another, graduate school at Harvard isn’t the only thing that is stressful in either one of their lives. When Martha discovered she was pregnant, it was different this time around versus when she was pregnant with…

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    Trisomy 21

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    and mentally but it will increase the risk of Down’s syndrome in the child. The chances of Down’s syndrome in the child if the mother is affected is 15% and only 5% if the father is affected. This type of Down’s syndrome is not related to the mother’s age. Children without the Down syndrome may inherit this translocation and may further add the risk of Down syndrome in their offspring. Description and cure There is no cure for Down’s syndrome. Although, efforts are done…

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    Edwards Syndrome comes from a man named John Hilton Edwards. He first wrote down his findings after a letter he wrote talking about heredity disorders. Pediatrics was his specialty and he was spending time at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham when he saw a potential chromosomal disorder in a newborn. Edwards called it trisomy which means type unknown. Then he had some of the tissue tested and founded an extra chromosome. He then re-named named it trisomy eighteen, or Edwards syndrome.…

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    And Disorders Research Paper Down syndrome is a disorder of a person's chromosomes that cause mild to severe physical and mental disabilities. People are affected from birth and until death. Noticeable physical problems include a small skull , a narrowed or flat nose bridge, poor muscle tone, and folds beneath the eyes. It occurs in about one in every 700 births. Nearly 1600 kids are born with down syndrome in the united states. Most people that have down syndrome have increased risks of…

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    Down’s syndrome is a very common genetic disorder in babies in today’s society. A genetic disorder is a condition that is caused by an absent, an inactive gene or by a chromosomal abnormality (Dictionary, 2016). Down’s syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome 21 in the genome in an individual. The extra chromosome causes moderate intellectual disability. The extra chromosome can also result in an error in cell division. The error is usually prior to fertilization but for some reason nobody…

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    genotype, the most notable chromosome would be the 21st. Chromosome 21 is a very small chromosome, one of the smallest in fact. Despite this, two prominent syndromes are related to genes on it; Alzheimer’s disease and down syndrome, both causing intellectual impediments. Alzheimer’s causes dementia and its effects worsen over time, while down syndrome causes delays in physical and mental growth. As I said, chromosome 21 is one of the smallest chromosomes in the human body and represents…

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    Just as a change in environment can be a beneficial accommodation for students with sensory impairments, the same is for students with social and behavioral impairments (Hallahan, et al., 2014). For some students with ASD, a small change in environment will result in an angry outburst. In order to accommodate for this situation, it is important for the teacher to keep the classroom the same. Lifespan issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD can have lifelong effects on an individual that…

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    Although Down syndrome is used as a general term, several forms of this syndrome exist. Trisomy 21 is considered one of the most common genetic chromosomal disorders in the world. This year alone, approximately 6000 children within the United States will be born with this genetic disorder. Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome is defined as a set of physical and mental traits caused by an abnormal gene mutation that happens before birth. This genetic disorder varies in severity, causes…

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    Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Technology of Normalization Prenatal genetic testing is a technology made available to more accurately determine whether or not a child could have a birth ‘defect’. The most common birth defects tested for are Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, or an open neural tube defect (Government of Canada, 2013). This paper asserts first that prenatal genetic testing is a technology of normalization, which labels disability as abnormal and a feared outcome, and second that…

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