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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Treatment of Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21 is one of genetic disorder that until now still don't have specific treatment, an early intervention programs like a physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, are helpful for the children who was diagnosed as down syndrome.

The parents are should be encouraged to talk with a medical's professional team or their doctors to understand the relevant down syndrome facts after their child has diagnosed as down syndrome. This is an important thing to do, parents can do an early childhood intervention program at home to help and improve the overall development of children with Down syndrome.

Usually the doctor or medical team they will give as much as information about down syndrome and special knowledge how to do the treatment at home for the child who has down syndrome, such as teaching their child language, cognitive, self-help, and social skills, and specific exercises for gross and fine motor development.

Down syndrome may has some physical problem such as vision problems, hearing loss, infection, and hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) is increased, screening and treatment its can be necessary.

Children with down syndrome sometime has some of complications disease such as heart defects, gastrointestinal problems and hearing problems. By reporting and bring them to the doctor (Pediatric Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, Developmental Pediatrician and other specialists), So they can detect and treat complications may happened to the child with Down syndrome.

Those peoples or children with Down syndrome should have plenty of opportunities to participate in community life and should participate in social activities, sports, and other aspects of society during the growing years.

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