Down Syndrome

by Gabby Portillo

What is it?

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder in which a child is born with 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46.


There is not a way to prevent down syndrome, nor has a cure been found yet.
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There are many difficulties while managing children and adults with DS (Down Syndrome), such as attention problems, stubbornness and obsessive compulsive behavior. Ways to manage that are work with a professional a psychiatrist , counselor, or behavioral pediatrician. These problems can also be managed by confronting he child as well.


  • Head is smaller than normal
  • Flattened Nose
  • Large Tongue
  • Slanted eyes
  • Obesity
  • Vision change
  • Hearing loss
  • Excessive Salvation

Why Did I Choose This Topic

I chose this topic because I just love to bee around people and kids with special needs not wanting to sound crucial or anything but its the truth. Ive always been interested in this disease so u thought it would be the perfect time to research and get to know more about it.

Work Cited

Staff, Mayon Clinic. "Down Syndrome Prevention." Http:// Mayo Clinic, 19 Apr. 2014. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

Sherlock, Cora. "World Down Syndrome Day Was a Reminder Most Babies With Down Syndrome Are Aborted." N.p., 25 Dec. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.