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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Down Syndrome Symptoms Poor muscle tone 1. Combined Distinct facial appearance A condition in which genetic material causes delaysin the way a child develops, both mentally and physically Intellectual and developmental problems ranging from mild to moderate Short height Developmental milestones occur intwice the amount of time Causes Abnormal cell division involving chromosome 21 3 Variations Trisomy 21 Child has 3 copies of chromosome 21. This is the cause of 95% of Down syndrome cases. 2. Mosaic Child has some cells with an extra copy of chromosome 21. 3. Translocation Part of chromosome 21 becomes attached onto another chromosome. Two copies of chromosome 21 becomes attached onto another attached. 21 are present but additional material is Each year, about 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome Children with Down syndrome have a much higher risk of hearing loss, ear infections, eye diseases, heart defects etc. than those without Down syndrome The average medical care costs for a person with Down syndromeis 12 times more than for a person without Down syndrome Treatment Physicians Special educators Speech therapists Occupational therapistsPhysical therapists Social workers The average medical care cost for a person with Down syndromeare 12 times more than someone without Down syndrome (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) (Gavin. M & Scott. C, 2012) (Data and Statistics, 2014) (Bull, 2011) Living with Down Syndrome double click to change this header text! Can go to regular schoolCan play sportsMales are less likely to father children as they have a low sperm count Females regularly menstruate and are able to mother childrenMore likely to be infected by virusesCan get a job All handicapped children have available to them a free public education and related services designed to meet their unique needs. Public Law 94-12 (About Down Syndrome, n.d.)
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