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  • Behaviors Of Children With Asperger's Syndrome
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    Asperger's Syndrome Today there are many different types of disabilities and syndromes. When you have a child to be diagnosed with a disability or a syndrome life can suddenly become overwhelming. This is especially true if they have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Parents sometimes feel guilty because their child has a disability or syndrome. Parents may feel that they are responsible for their child's disability or syndrome. Parents may feel guilty about their child being diagnosed wi...
  • 1 Percent Of Children With Down Syndrome
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    Down syndrome Down syndrome takes its name from Dr. Langdon Down. He was the first person to describe the syndrome in 1866. The earliest recorded incident of someone having Down syndrome dates back to an altar piece painted in a church in Aachen, Germany in 1504. Although the syndrome is named after Dr Langdon Down, he did not understand the condition, as we know it today. The syndrome was referred to as having mongolism. This was because people who have Down syndrome have similar physical chara...
  • Children With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome Although many theories have been developed, it is not known what actually causes Down syndrome. Some professionals believe that hormonal abnormalities, X-rays, viral infections, immunologic problems, or genetic predisposition may be the cause of the improper cell division resulting in Down syndrome. It has been known for some time that the risk of having a child with Down syndrome increases with advancing age of the mother; i. e., the older the mother, the greater the possibility t...
  • Child With Apert Syndrome
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    Apert Syndrome (AKA Al port syndrome) is a genetic defect which can be inherited from a parent who has Apert or a fresh mutation. It falls under the broad classification of craniofacial / limb anomalies. Approximately 1 per 160,000 to 200,000 live births inherit it. Some symptoms that Apert sufferers have are various heart defects, ear infections, severe acne, increased incidence of eye injuries, and many more. The skull is prematurely fused and unable to grow normally, and the fingers and toes ...
  • Name To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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    In 1917 and 1918 there was a worldwide outbreak of encephalitis. Many children showed ADD like symptoms afterwards, leading doctors to further speculate that the disorder was the result of brain damage, resulting in perhaps the first names for ADD, Post-Encephalitic Disorder and Minimal Brain Damage. When it was later learned that these children were not brain damaged after all, the name changed to Minimal Brain Dysfunction. In 1937 doctors first reported evidence that stimulant medication helpe...
  • Cornelia De Lange Syndrome
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    It's in the Face Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) A young new couple decides the honeymoon is over and decides they want to bring children into this world. After trying numerous times unsuccessfully they finally got positive results that a baby is on the way. Through out the pregnancy problems would arise and tests would show that the baby was going to be born with birth defects. More tests would have to be done after birth to get an accurate diagnosis. After months of horrible complications an...
  • Babies With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome: An Informative Essay Down Syndrome is the name for babies born with a disorder related to their chromosomes. It is caused when meiosis occurs and an error occurs in the cells development. The reason for this defect is often because the parent is over 40 or for some other reason their meiosis is not 'Up to par. ' The actual defect is an extra chromosome is developed during cell development. The abnormal development results in 47 chromosomes rather than the usual 46 (23 from each pa...
  • Education For Kid With Cat Cry Syndrome
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    Cri Du Chat Syndrome (Cry of the Cat) By Chase Kuntz The Cri du Chat syndrome is the result of the deletion of segment 5 p 15.2 in the short arm of chromosome number five. No one is quite sure on how this deletion occurs, or even why it occurs. This deletion leads to deformities and mental retardation in the child. One of the ideas though is that it may happen due to slight problems with chromosome 5 in either parent. The physical appearance of a child with cat cry syndrome is one that can becom...
  • Downs Syndrome Patients Age
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    Introduction In the United States about one in every 1000 live births is a child with Downs Syndrome. Downs Syndrome affects all races and genders. It is caused by extra genetic material on the twenty-first chromosome. There are three different types of Downs Syndrome known to man today. The first case of reported was in the late 1950's, but the condition was identified in the late 1960's. In most cases it is simple to identify an individual with Downs Syndrome. In most cases the facial features...
  • Young Downs Syndrome Child
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    Down syndrome affects many people in this world. Not only does it affect the person diagnosed as Downs, but it also affects their family and everyone around them. There are physical characteristics that help you identify somebody with Downs. There are also some health concerns that you need to worry about. In this essay I will give you a clearer understanding of what Downs syndrome is, and what it means to have Downs. Down syndrome can be caused for three different reasons. The most prevalent re...
  • Stage For A Down Syndrome Baby
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    Down syndrome is a genetic disease caused by three major factors, genetics, chromosome formation and cell division. Through scientific research, scientists have made vast discoveries on how to "treat" people with the disease and how to help families cope with a child with Down syndrome. Through our research we hope to make more people aware of Down syndrome, how it is caused, how they can help and what is being done to treat people with the disease, so that one day it may be "curable". Down's sy...

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