You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

10 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Behaviors Of Children With Asperger's Syndrome
    1,010 words
    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
    1,520 words
    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
    1,321 words
    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...
  • Extra Chromosome 21
    455 words
    Down Syndrome Report by: SCHOOL SUX The chromosomal abnormality involved in most cases of Down syndrome -21, or the presence of three copies of the 21st chromosome. As a result, the affected person has 47 chromosomes in all body cells instead of the normal 46, although how this causes the condition's symptoms is not yet known. Scientists assume that the reason for the abnormal chromosomal assortment is the fertilization of an ovum having 24 chromosomes by a sperm with a normal assortment of 23, ...
  • Children With Down Syndrome
    624 words
    Sometimes when meiosis (the division of reproductive cells) occurs, chromosomes may be lost, left behind, or too many may be passed on, resulting in the birth of a child with a genetic or congenital defect or disease. One of the most common of these genetic disorders is Down syndrome. This disorder takes its name from Dr. Langdon Down, who was the first to describe it formally, in 1866. Down syndrome is a condition marked by abnormal physical and mental development that is caused by a genetic de...
  • People With Down Syndrome
    1,167 words
    Down syndrome is a birth defect caused by a genetic disorder that affects 350,000 people in the United States. It is caused by abnormalities in the genes and is not inherited, meaning that parents do not pass this onto their children. Genetics is the study of heredity or how certain traits are passed from parents to their children. Genes are the basic unit of heredity. Cells are the building blocks of your body and each one of us has more than 100 trillion cells. Our genes are located in chromos...
  • Genetic Testing And Down Syndrome
    2,622 words
    Down's Syndrome Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down's syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down's strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder originates with the egg, not the sperm, and the only known risk factor is advanced maternal age-at age 35, a woman has 1 chance in 117 of having a baby with Do...
  • Children With Down's Syndrome
    957 words
    I. What I knew I remember looking at my cousin Ricky and wondering why he looked so different. He was the only one in a family of dark skinned Hispanics who was stark white. He had blond hair, beady blue eyes, a stocky body frame and a laugh that echoed throughout the mountains of Tucson. Most of the time he was his happy jovial self but the rest of the time he was sick. I can remember how paranoid everyone would get anytime someone got a slight cough. My aunt used to always say, Ricky can t get...
  • Young Downs Syndrome Child
    1,076 words
    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...
  • Children With Down Syndrome
    500 words
    DOWN SYNDROME Down syndrome, also known as mongolism, is where a person is born with an extra chromosome on the 21st pair, which equals 47 chromosomes. The average person only has 46 chromosomes with 23 pairs. These extra chromosomes trigger a tremendous chain reaction. The extra chromosome, like all other chromosomes, contains genes. These genes produce enzymes, which make metabolites that have nowhere to go, this is where we get the problem. Extra metabolites containing calcium clog up the tis...

10 results found, view free essays on page: