DOWN SYNDROME VIDEO PROJECT

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DOWN SYNDROME By : Mariangelica Padgett

SYMPTOMS – Body, Shape, and Size:

SYMPTOMS – Body , Shape , and Size Short height : Often grows slowly and is shorter than average as an adult . Weak muscles : throughout the body . Weak belly muscles also make the stomach stick out . A short, wide neck : may have excess fat and skin .

SYMPTOMS – Face shape and Features:

SYMPTOMS – Face shape and Features Slanted eyes A nasal bridge that looks pushed in Small ears Irregularly shaped mouth and tongue Irregular and crooked teeth .

SYMPTOMS – Health Problems:

SYMPTOMS – Health Problems Intellectual disability Heart defects Hypothyroidism , celiac disease , and eye conditions Respiratory infections , hearing problems Depression or behavior problems

HISTORY OF CONDITION :

HISTORY OF CONDITION As women get older they have a significantly higher risk of having a child with Down Syndrome Down syndrome affects about 1 in every 800 babies born About 75 - 80% of children with Down syndrome are born to younger women. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.

CAUSE:

CAUSE Occurs because of an abnormality characterized by an extra copy of genetic material on all or part of the 21st chromosome. There are normally 46 chromosomes in each cell, 23 inherited from your mother and 23 from your father. Trisomy 21 accounts for 95% of Down syndrome cases, with 88% originating from nondisjunction of the mother's egg cell.

PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT:

PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT It’s not something you can catch like a flu , there has not been a way to get rid of it yet . Scientists from the University of Washington have successfully removed an extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures belonging to a person with Down's syndrome.

IS THERE A WAY TO PREVENT THIS?:

IS THERE A WAY TO PREVENT THIS? The best way to prevent this disorder is not having children from ages 30+ There are unique cases where it happens to a mother in the 20’s Scientists are still trying to find the way to prevent this disorder

Is there a treatment?:

Is there a treatment ? There are treatments and therapies for the physical, medical and cognitive problems associated with Down syndrome There is no way to prevent this genetic disorder .

LIFE EXPECTANCY:

LIFE EXPECTANCY The life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased substantially. In 1929, the average life span of a person with Down syndrome was nine years. Today, it is common for a person with Down syndrome to live to age 50 and beyond.

WELL KNOWN PEOPLE :

WELL KNOWN PEOPLE Christopher Joseph "Chris" Burke (born August 26, 1965) is an American actor and folk singer, who has Down Syndrome. He has become best known for his character Charles "Corky" Thacher on the television series Life Goes On .

WELL KNOWN PEOPLE:

WELL KNOWN PEOPLE Karen Gaffney is an American who is the president of the Karen Gaffney Foundation , a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, which "is dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.“ She herself has Down Syndrome, and in 2001 she completed a relay swim of the English Channel, the first person with Down Syndrome ever to do so.

ORGANIZATIONS:

ORGANIZATIONS Down Syndrome International http://www.ds-int.org/home

ORGANIZATIONS:

ORGANIZATIONS Down Syndrome Footprint http://www.downsyndromefootprint.org/

FACTS:

FACTS People with Down Syndrome are the happiest people known They are full of joy , care , love and much more!♥ Children with down syndrome are angels for families and it helps them all stay together

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CREDITS:

CREDITS Director/Producer: Mariangelica Padgett Websites used : "Down Syndrome Risk Calculator." Fertility Calendar, Pregnancy Calendar, Ovulation Calendar Calculator and Symptoms . N.p ., n.d . Web. 29 Jan. 2013. "Down Syndrome Prognosis." Down Syndrome Prognosis . N.p ., n.d . Web. 29 Jan. 2013. "Treatment of Down Syndrome." About.com Down Syndrome . N.p ., n.d . Web. 29 Jan. 2013. "Welcome to the Down Syndrome International ( DSi ) Website!" Welcome to the Down Syndrome International ( DSi ) Website! N.p ., n.d . Web. 28 Jan. 2013. Music : Safe and Sound Instrumental , N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

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