Down Syndrome

Austin Henson

Down syndrome

In 1959, Jerome Lejeune identified Down Syndrome as a chromosomal condition.

Types of treatment for Down Syndrome

Common therapies for Down Syndrome are; Physical Therapy which includes activities and exercises that help build motor skills, increase muscle strength, and improve balance and posture. The other one is Speech-language therapy can help children with Down syndrome to improve their communication skills.

Important information

At birth, babies with Down Syndrome usually have certain characteristic signs.

  1. Flat Facial Features
  2. Small head and ears
  3. short neck
  4. bulging tongue
  5. oddly shaped ears
6. poor muscle tone

How often this disease occurs in the population.

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition, one in every 800-1,000 live births is a child with Down Syndrome, approximately 5,000 births per year in the United States alone. It is in all all races and economic groups.

Typical Prognosis of Down syndrome

Today, it is most common for a person with Down syndrome to normally live until they're about 50 years of age.