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How do you deal with a person with Downs Syndrome correctly?

At my school we have a program called 'Peer Support' in which the students in their final year 'support' the new students coming to the school for a term. Well, in the class I am taking, one student has Downs syndrome, and as i've heard it's a mild case (not that I know what is considered severe/mild), anyway, does anyone have any tips or some information that can make it easier to work with this person? Thanks.

A person with mild Down's syndrome is simply a slow learner. But he does learn.
Basically, treat him with the same friendliness and respect that you would any other student. Just be a little bit alert for signs that he doesn't understand, maybe you were going too fast for him, so slow down a little. You could say something like, "If I'm going too fast for you, just stop me and let me know. Sometimes I talk too fast." "Don't be shy about asking questions!"
Also, don't be afraid to ask him questions to find out what he needs from you. You'll get a feel for him after a little while. Like non-Downs people, each individual has his/her own personality.  (+ info)

Can a 38 year old male who has down syndrome but is otherwise healthy as a horse suddenly develop seizures?

Can a 38 year old male who has down syndrome but is otherwise healthy as a horse suddenly develop seizures. Well, let me rephrase. I know they *can*, anyone can, but is that common or even heard of?




C YA  (+ info)

How is downs syndrome passed on to the offspringng?

Can someone please explain how Downs syndrome is passed on to the offspring?
The whole process.
In a simple but informative way?
Thank you.

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I was currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could i do to minimize it?

I was currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could i do to minimize it?
Im 19 years old and need a job but with my condition its impossible.I live near hillside,Illinois and want to know where could i find a job to work where they could accept me with aspergers syndrome.

You should ask your doctor about Cymbalta. It could help with general anxiety and the depression that most Aspies deal with.

You could also try to be as social as you can. I know how hard this is for Aspies but it will help combat the loneliness. Friends, family or even a church or hobby club can provide the sense of belonging and acceptance everyone needs.  (+ info)

What is the chances of a baby having down syndrome ?

My sister is pregnant and she is will be 38 when she has the baby. Of course we still love it if the baby had down syndrome but , what are the chances that the baby would have downs ?

The risk for her age is 1/177. This risk varies from person to person. I am 24 and my risk is 1/33. Anyone at any age can have a baby with down syndrome, its just a risk of being pregnant.  (+ info)

What is the type of mutation responsible for Down Syndrome and what for Turner syndrome?

What is the type of mutation responsible for Down Syndrome and what for Turner syndrome?

Neither of these conditions is caused by a mutation - a mutation is a change in the base pair sequence of a gene. Down Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome and Turner Syndrome is caused by a missing or damaged X chromosome.  (+ info)

What career could i get that helps people with down syndrome?

I had an epiphany today. After seeing a little girl give me her hand to shake it at church, i realized i want to work with kids who have down syndrome. Could i work at centers that take care of these kids? Any suggestions?

You can work as a teacher in special education. You can get into speech pathology. You can work in occupational therapy. You could work with the older DS population and get into group homes and community specialist situations, where you would either do direct care of individuals or bring them out for community involvement, (grocery shopping, tee ball, church).

Or, you could adopt a baby with DS. It takes a special person. That might be you!  (+ info)

How do I prevent my prolonged QT syndrome from getting any worse?

I am a 14 year old girl who has just recently been diagnosed with prolonged QT syndrome. I have been recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia, which has caused this syndrome. Many people in y direct family have weak hearts and have gone into Cardiac Arrest. I do not know how how the medication is going to work on me and have not begun treatment yet. My doctors are seriously considering a Defibrillator. Should I get other ideas before this? Is there anything else i can do?

It never hurts to get a second opinion. You don't mention which medication you haven't started yet. Whatever it is, I say, try it and see, but trust the opinion of your doctors. If they are considering a defibrillator, go with that. It can and will save your life. And you know that you HAVE to give up anorexia and bulimia, don't you. Is this the treatment you mention? If you are at the point of needing a defibrillator, your heart will absolutely NOT be able to endure ANY more anorexia or bulimia. You'll die if you indulge anymore. You do get that don't you. Your doctors are trying to save your life. I want you to let them. And good luck to you.  (+ info)

How to cope with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

I am 18 years old female
127 pounds
and been diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
I am a full time student. So coping with it is quite hard, any ideas?

For now, I take beta blockers...

What are some good ways to deal with this stupid syndrome?

I have POTS too! It's a hard illness to have. Try joining www.dynakids.org
It's a fabulous support and advice site for teens with POTS, and has totally changed my life.  (+ info)

What is the genotype of cri du chat syndrome?

What are the possible genotypes of the parents that have children with cri du chat syndrome? Or what are the genotypes of the children with cri du chat syndrome?

um... its a chromosome 5p deletion that causes all the problems. It would be noted as
"46, XX (XY if male) 5p-" in the child. This disease doesn't follow a Mendallion inheritance pattern. It occurs due to random mutations. And the child usually don't have offspring of their own. if you have more questions please ask, hope that helps.

P.S. I expect a 16 yr old to know what Mendallion inheritance is because my 16 year old sister knows. In fact, she reminded me of his name.  (+ info)

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