Trisomy 21 – The Advent of Down Syndrome

Trisomy 21 – The Advent of Down Syndrome

Wondering what is Trisomy 21?another name given to down’s syndrome is Trisomy 21.every 1 out of 800 babies are affected by this genetic condition which is caused by extra chromosome discovered in baby’s DNA, effecting the babies development mentally and physically.

The cause of this genetic condition is an extra chromosome, thus it cannot be cured. There are many treatments and therapies available to help these babies come over physical, medical and cognitive challenges. Each individual child will have different problems, so these treatments are tailor made according to the situation.

Treatments for kids suffering from Down syndrome are suggested in a while after birth as the babies facing this problem will usually have difficulties developing certain areas. These treatments include exercises, therapies and activities specially designed to support kids with Down syndrome.

Physical therapy helps improver fine motor skills to overcome hypotinia, as most kids suffer from a condition where their body movements are weak. By toning their muscles this therapy makes it easy to learn to move in a specific way and help them get the right body posture.

A certain type of speech therapy is undertaking for the kids suffering from Down syndrome. The reason for this therapy is because they suffer from a typical situation where the tongue is a little enlarged than normal, where as the mouth is a little smaller in size than normal, making it difficult to speak clear words. Sometimes when the situation further worsens hearing problems may occur. At such point speech therapy helps where in the therapist helps the child speak clearly or sometimes even sign language is used.

Occupational therapy indeed is the most important, as it teaches these kids to become independent. These therapies not only helps the child suffering from Down syndrome but also the parents, making it easy for the care takers to actually understand the situation n the demand from the situation at that point of time. Counselor’s social workers, church members can also be useful along with some group of parents with similar conditions who share their feeling of fear, grief, loss and guilt, some of the NGOs which provide free service for babies suffering from Down syndrome.

it is not the end of the world if your baby is suffering from Down’s syndrome, with the help of early intervention you can change your as well as your child’s life with these therapies and with the help of the professionals you and your baby can live normal life.

One Response to Trisomy 21 – The Advent of Down Syndrome

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