Each year, there are about three thousand to five thousand people who .
which Down's Syndrome occurs is when there is an abnormality in chromosome .
21. Therefore, most people with Down's Syndrome have an extra 21 .
chromosome. Instead of the normal number of 46 chromosomes in each cell, the .
person with Down's has 47 chromosomes. .
People with Down's Syndrome have physical abnormalities and .
phsychological ones. The physical features are the flattening of the back of the .
head, slanting of the eyelids, small skin folds of the inner corner of the eyes, .
slightly smaller ears, small mouth, decreased muscle tone, loose ligaments, and .
small hands and feet. In addition, other eye problems like, nearsightedness and .
lastly, far-sightedness. Children with Down Syndrome benefit from the same .
care, attention, and inclusion in community life that help every child grow. As with .
all children, quality education in neighborhood schools and preschools or at .
home is important to provide the child with Down Syndrome the opportunities .
that are needed to develop strong academic skills.
Hypothyroidism is the most common problem that they have. It's when the .
thyroid can't produce enough of the thyroid hormone. This can be there at birth .
or could be present at any other age. Every state in the United States does a .
routine screen on all new borns. Because sometimes the thyroid did not form .
completly in the fetus. Down's Syndrome is a genetic comibination of birth .
defects with physical abnormalities, musculoskeletal disorders and .
hypothyroidism. Furthermore, most people with these conditionsarenot aware of .
the physical and mental abnormalities that are associated with having this .
genetic disorder. Even though Down syndrome is generally associated with .
mental retardation, the characteristic learning styles of children with Down .
syndrome may differ in important ways from children with other developmental .
disorders. For example, children with Down syndrome may have a strength in an .