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Children with Down Syndrome can have Normal IQ | Dr. Julia Kinder's BLOG - Topics: Down syndrome, Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education, Exercise and Fitness - Get Healthy, Inspiratio...

Children with Down Syndrome can have Normal IQ | Dr. Julia Kinder's BLOG - Topics: Down syndrome, Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education, Exercise and Fitness - Get Healthy, Inspiratio... | Down Syndrome | Scoop.it
Dr. Kinder is a national speaker, author, physician, early childhood education advocate, fitness consultant and down syndrome expert.
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This article shows that It’s a myth that everyone with Down Syndrome is mentally retarded.  People with Down Syndrome can have a normal IQ, even though many fall below average. The myth comes from the time when most kids with DS were institutionalized, because they didn’t receive proper treatment. With  new methods of teaching, Kids with DS have continuously rising IQs. Early education is essential in order for DS kids to reach their full potential. The learning of DS kids doesn’t become harder until the age of 5. If parents with these kids grow up thinking they are destined to become mentally retarded, then they won’t take the proper learning ways.

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Down syndrome and learning - Better Health Channel

Down syndrome and learning - Better Health Channel | Down Syndrome | Scoop.it
Children with Down syndrome attend mainstream playgroups, preschools, childcare, kindergartens and schools.
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This article explains the intellectual abilities of a Down’s child , and the learning institutions they generally attend. Most babies and toddlers can attend normal childcare. They are encouraged to have the same good behavior as all the other children, as there are no particular behaviors associated with children with DS. Even though many children attend schools specifically for kids with intellectual disabilities, but research shows they make the best progress at general schools, and that the school also benefits from including disabled kids. DS kids take longer to learn new things. The learning gap between DS kids and the others increase with age.

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Exercise has cognitive benefits for people with Down Syndrome

Exercise has cognitive benefits for people with Down Syndrome | Down Syndrome | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Arizona (ASU) are conducting research to determine whether assisted and intense exercise can improve the emotional, cognitive a
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This article is about recent research conducted at Arizona State University, and how exercise can improve the quality of life cognitively for people with Down Syndrome. A man named Marcus was studied, along with seven other participants. Three days a week the participants exercised on a bike at around 100rpm. Before this study, a smaller, similar study was conducted, and the participants (all with DS) improved  their manual dexterity and increased the speed at which they processed information. Shannon D.R. Ringenbach, an associate professor of Kinesiology explained that exercise allowed the participants to think faster. The students and Ringenbach think that they develop new brain cells, and they think it’s possible to improve their IQ as well. Parents of Marcus and other participants say that they enjoy the exercise, they talk more at home, and their moods all improved.

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Down Syndrome

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This website is about the genetics of the condition, and the complications during cell division that leads to the development of the disease. When pairs of chromosomes split up during meiosis in order to create new daughter cells, one pair doesn’t completely split, making the nucleus (daughter cells) have 22 and 24 chromosomes, but not 23. This is called Nondisjunction, and can happen in both mitosis and meiosis. This usually happens in chromosome 21, and having 22 and 24 chromosomes means there will be three copies of 21. The malfunction causes DS because there will be multiple copies of these genes in the chromosomes. There are three different types of DS: Trisomy 21, Mosais Down Syndrome, and Translocation Down Syndrome, each with unique circumstances. This condition has many physical characterisitcs associated with it.

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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease | Signs, Symptoms, & Diagnosis

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease | Signs, Symptoms, & Diagnosis | Down Syndrome | Scoop.it
There is an increased risk of dementia in people with Down syndrome. Learn more about the connection between Down syndrome and dementia and get support resources.
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In this article, the chances of getting Alzheimer’s and Dementia increases with age and with DS kids in general. Studies show that most kids with DS have significant levels of plaques and tangles, along ith abnormal protein deposits. In DS people, changes in function, personality and behaviors are apparent, such as decrease in sociable personality, decreased enthusiasm, irritability, sadness, and restlessness and sleep disturbances. 25% of people with Downs Syndrome develop Dementia by the time of 35 years.  The lifespan of people with Down syndrome is significantly shortened, at 55 to 60 years.

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Down Syndrome Symptoms -- Typical Physical Characteristics

Down Syndrome Symptoms -- Typical Physical Characteristics | Down Syndrome | Scoop.it
Learn more from WebMD about the early signs of Down syndrome and some of the physical problems that may occur with this syndrome.
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This article explains the physical characteristics of Down Syndrome. The main characteristics include low muscle tone, flat facial features including small nose, upward slant of the eyes, small eye skin folds, small and abnormally shaped ears, single deep crease across the palm, enlarged tongue,  and extra space between big toe and little toe.  Some health problems that a lot of DS kids have include heart defects, thyroid disease, visual problems, and increased chance of developing leukemia and Alzheimer’s.  

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The 3 types of Down syndrome

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Raising awareness to Down syndrome, there are a few basic facts you should be familiar with. It’s not a disease. It’s a genetic chromosome variation and has no
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This website goes in depth on the three types of Down Syndrome. The first is Trisomy 21 DS, and this is the cause of 95% of cases. The 21st chromosome separated improperly at conception, meaning there an extra copy of 21 in all cells. The second type is Translocation Down Syndrome and it 3-4% of the DS population. This type occurs when the extra chromosome 21 is attached to another chromosome. It is the only form that can be inherited. The last form of DS is Mosaic Down Syndrome that affects the remaining DS population. This occurs with improper division after fertilization, and some of their cells have 46 and others 47 chromosomes.

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