Down's Syndrome

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  • Down's Syndrome
    • Causes
      • Child has three copies of chromosome 21 when usually there are only two.
      • Chromosomal abnormality in the sperm or egg
      • Older mother means greater risk
    • Prevention
      • Having children in yound adulthood (20's or 30's)
      • Aborting the fetus that has been tested positive for down's syndrome
    • Physical and Psychological Effects
      • Does not result in physical disabilities
      • Reduced cognitive abilities
      • Cheerful, affectionate personality
    • Tests
      • Chronic Villus Sampling
      • Amniocentesis
      • Alpha Feta protein test
    • Progression
      • Are able to make progress at school
      • Life expectancy around 60 years
    • Description, Signs and Symptoms
      • Ditinctive appearance
        • Small face, slanting eyes, fold on each eyelid, small mouth, small ears postioned low on head, back of flatter than usual, short, stubby hand, cleft between frist and second toe.
        • Moderate learning disability
        • Chromosmal condition aquired at birth
    • Treatment and Practioners
      • SENCO
      • Special needs teacher
      • Special School
      • Special Unit
  • Causes
    • Child has three copies of chromosome 21 when usually there are only two.
    • Chromosomal abnormality in the sperm or egg
    • Older mother means greater risk

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Sam Morran

A nice summary of the main points.

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