Pros And Cons Of Down Syndrome

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1. Down syndrome is a genetic condition. Down syndrome is caused by an error in the cell division, there is an extra chromosome. People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes in their cells instead of 46. Down syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21, called nondisjunction. This leaves a sperm or egg cell with an extra copy of chromosome before or at conception. Down syndrome continues to be the most common chromosomal disorder. Each year about 6000 babies are born. Between 1979 and 2003, the number of babies born with Down syndrome increased by 30%. The diagnostic procedures available for prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis. These procedures, which carry up to 1% causing a termination, are nearly…show more content…
You can help support the students learning skills with the help of Occipital therapists and speech therapists by having them support the kids they are there working with the students about their motor skills and their talking. By creating activities that make children gain more knowledge about their area of improvement, whether its singing songs to get up there English or playing with playdough so they can work on their fine motor skills, little things like this can help support the students. 6. Students with Down syndrome can often muck around and be silly, purely for the sake of attention or because their own stubbornness. Some inapproiate behaviour that student might be doing is throwing pens and chairs and books everywhere in the classroom, in this scenario I would move all the students out of the classroom ensuring that everyone is safe and no one is to get hurt, once everyone has been removed I’d go back into the classroom with just the student and I would ask one short and easy task and wait the student out for them to do so. 7. You can help students become independent by providing students with opportunities to self-monitor, use questions as scaffolding to independent learning, offer models of behaviour, and develop communication that includes language focused on

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