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Down Syndrome  Theodora Po  Mr. Holley  Human Interaction  Spring 2011 ( http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://pubs.n...
Definition of Down Syndrome <ul><li>Also known as trisomy 21,  </li></ul><ul><li>Most common identifiable form of mental r...
Characteristics of Down Syndrome  <ul><li>a broad short skull </li></ul><ul><li>broad hands with short fingers  ( http:// ...
Effects of Down Syndrome  <ul><li>Mental retardation means a delay or limitation in the development of mental and social s...
Assistance  <ul><li>Despite mild retardation, people with Down syndrome can lead independent lives with education and trai...
Work Cited <ul><li>( http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl =http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/images/fas.gif&imgr...
The End <ul><li>The end </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Down Syndrome Theodora Po Mr. Holley Human Interaction Spring 2011 ( http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/images/fas.gif&imgrefurl=http:// pubs.niaaa.nih.gov /publications )
  2. 2. Definition of Down Syndrome <ul><li>Also known as trisomy 21, </li></ul><ul><li>Most common identifiable form of mental retardation </li></ul><ul><li>Is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the person's set of chromosomes (karyotype) </li></ul>( http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl = http://www.genetic-diseases.net ) ( http:// ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/topic/actionWin?limiter )
  3. 3. Characteristics of Down Syndrome <ul><li>a broad short skull </li></ul><ul><li>broad hands with short fingers ( http:// ic.galegroup.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>small ears </li></ul><ul><li>small mouth </li></ul><ul><li>flattened nasal bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of the heart and head line there is one line across hand </li></ul>( http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl =http:// www.glogster.com / )
  4. 4. Effects of Down Syndrome <ul><li>Mental retardation means a delay or limitation in the development of mental and social skills. </li></ul><ul><li>the condition disturbs the development and function of neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>A person with Down syndrome may have mild, moderate, or severe mental retardation. </li></ul><ul><li>People with Down syndrome can lead independent lives with education and training.. </li></ul><ul><li>Just like you, people with Down syndrome have their individual strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/topic / ) </li></ul>( http://stockpins4less.com/ )
  5. 5. Assistance <ul><li>Despite mild retardation, people with Down syndrome can lead independent lives with education and training. </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand, severe retardation can make a person completely dependent on others for carrying out even simple tasks. Having severe mental retardation does not mean that a person cannot think or feel. ( http:// ic.galegroup.com ) </li></ul>(//img.photobucket.com)
  6. 6. Work Cited <ul><li>( http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl =http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/images/fas.gif&imgrefurl=http:// pubs.niaaa.nih.gov /publications ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://ic.galegroup.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>(//img.photobucket.com) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://stockpins4less.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/topic/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://ic.galegroup.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.glogster.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.genetic-diseases.net ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/topic/actionWin?limiter ) </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl =http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/images/fas.gif&imgrefurl=http:// pubs.niaaa.nih.gov /publications ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The End <ul><li>The end </li></ul>
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