Clients with Disabilities - Down's Syndrome


Down's Syndrome

- Chromosomal condition

- small face

- Slanting eyes

- Fold on each eyelid

- Small mouth - protuding tongue

- Small ears

- Short, stubby hands

- Cleft between first and second toe

Cause of Down's Syndrome

- Three copies of chromosome 21

- Age of mother is a risk factor

- The older the mother the more likely it is to have a child with Down's Sydrome


- Physically well enough and cognitively able to make progress at school

- May require some


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