Down's syndrome is a condition in which a child is born with an extra copy of a 21st chromosome. This causes physical and mental developmental delays and disabilities.
Down's syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder and the leading cause of intellectual and developmental delay in the U.S. and in the world. Here are some basic facts and answers about Down's syndrome.
People with Down's syndrome experience learning difficulties that lead to delays in many areas of development. There are particular patterns of learning difficulties. These patterns can inform more effective teaching approaches and therapies.
Physical development in children with Down's syndrome is often slower than that of normal children. For example, because of poor muscle tone, a child with Down's syndrome may be slow to learn to turn over, sit, stand, and walk.
There is no single, standard treatment for Down's syndrome. Treatments are based on each individual's physical and intellectual needs as well as his or her personal strengths and limitations.
Visiting a dentist is quite stressful even for normal people. And for people with Down syndrome, it can be more of a challenge. Caregivers of patients should be equipped to take care of the patient during a visit to the dentist. This article provi...