By Mark Selikowitz
Down syndrome is a genetic which motives various levels of studying incapacity in addition to different illnesses. approximately one child in each a thousand born within the united kingdom has the . mom and dad are usually worried and pressured through the start of a child with Down syndrome, and so they want reassurance in addition to up to date information about the condition.
The re-creation of this extremely popular publication for folks of youngsters with Down syndrome covers a couple of vital new advancements in study and medical perform that experience happened within the box lately. those comprise a number of newly acknowledged health conditions which are identified to take place most of the time in sufferers with Down syndrome, for instance, glaucoma, gastrointestinal malformations, feeding problems, gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac illness, and diabetes. This elevated version additionally contains new innovations concerning regimen healthiness assessments based on these of the united kingdom Down Syndrome clinical curiosity team (UKDSMIG). also the booklet covers new prenatal screening equipment that have been built to spot Down syndrome while pregnant.
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By the end of the year, he is able to hold objects in both hands (if they are placed there), transfer an object from hand to hand, and pick up small objects using his ﬁngers and palm to ‘rake’ them up.
These were described in the previous chapter. Teenagers and adult siblings will want more detailed information, and may ﬁnd books such as this one interesting to read. They may also have questions about whether they could have a child with Down syndrome, and may need to be given the opportunity to speak to a geneticist. 18 Chapter 2 · Coping with family and friends The responsibilities of a sibling With all children over the age of about 4 or 5, it is particularly important to make certain that you do not give them the impression that they will have sole responsibility for the child with Down syndrome when you are no longer able to care for her.
However, during the development of the fetus in the womb nearly half the genes in each nucleus are being used simultaneously, to control the workings of the cells during this busy period of development. This means that genetic errors often result in abnormal development of the fetus. The genes do not lie freely in the nucleus, but are grouped together like beads threaded on a string, in strands called chromosomes. Having the genes on the chromosomes is nature’s way of keeping things tidy. When the cell divides to form two new cells, as the body grows, it allows orderly separation of the nucleus into two equal halves.