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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment : of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. old, call Pam Barton, Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106. At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic Chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

Trial and error: Different techniques work with different children. Some techniques that parents/guardians of my patients with asperger's have had success with include hand massages and taking a bath or a shower. I suggest involvement in a support group for caregivers of autistic spectrum children for more ideas. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Tough situation: My guess is that this will require a careful look at the overall health status, current meds, and neurological examination. Adults with ds do sometimes suffer gradual neurodegeneration, which can be manifest in dysfunctional behavior. But ied may just be the way a ds individual expresses frustration about something more mundane. Look for a neurologist with training in both peds and adult medicine. ...Read more

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Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Many: Teachers, speech , physical and occupational therapists as well as medical providers and psychologists are some of the career paths that would allow you to work with special needs children. If your goal is to work with these children you just need to decide in what capacity. Do you want to be hands on providing services or have more indirect role. The possibilities are endless. ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more

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What can be done to make kids with Down syndrome and autism happy?

By letting them be: If kids get only frustrated by confronting them constantly with ther limitations, they can never just be happy. A common mistake parents make is to try to operate constantly in educating and training them without allowing them any time to just be kids, on that, they are just like any other kid. And, believe me, free play time, non-directed, helps a lot brain development naturally. ...Read more

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I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

Do your homework: There is a simple answer but this is not where you should go to get it.Your instructors are going to want you to provide your references to any data you come up with. Your question suggests you are too young to be submitting questions to HT. You must be 16. ...Read more

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How to wean child with pks syndrome?

How to wean child with pks syndrome?

?: Pks is an extremely rare congenital syndrome; i'm not sure what the question is about weaning with relationship to this. ...Read more

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Can i go to university whit the Asperger syndrome?

Yes you can.: Yes, and you'll do just fine. You do not have to worry about asperger syndrome. You will be great. Have fun and good luck! ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysfunction may be noted. They are likely to not be able to talk, read and write. ...Read more

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For a baby with down syndrome, are there excercises to help him out?

For a baby with down syndrome, are there excercises to help him out?

Yes: It's more than a few exercises, though, and they are combined into an approach called early intervention. ...Read more

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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first. ...Read more

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My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Yes: It is normal for any kid to put their fingers or hands in their mouth. There are thousands of pleasure nerve fibers in the lips, and kids find them soothing. Normally functioning kids usually grow out of this habit, while those that are mentally challenged may not adapt the social skills of older regular kids. ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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At what age do patients with downs syndrome begin trying to talk?

Complicated: Most children with down syndrome will have delayed speech and many of these children will have anatomical and functional ear problems that dispose them to varying degrees of deafness. They must be screened early as they may benefit from surgery and hearing aids. I have an unfortunate patient who has down syndrome and is autistic. He is 10 and has almost no speech. Yes, complicated. ...Read more

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Can two parents with down syndrome give birth to a normal child? please explain

Can two parents with down syndrome give birth to a normal child? please explain

Wouldn't happen: Although DS girls enter puberty and become fertile the male rarely if ever achieves this status. DS females have offspring after conception by normal males, usually from abuse or incest.These are roughly half normal and half DS.Males with DS rarely if ever achieve a fertile status and because of this outcome would be unknown if ever conceived. ...Read more