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Hi down syndrome powerpoint

  1. 1. Down syndrome Sarah Harmon Period 2 7 April 2011
  2. 2. Down syndrome <ul><li>a genetic disorder, associated with the presence of an extra chromosome 21, characterized by mild to severe mental retardation, weak muscle tone, a low nasal bridge, and epicanthic folds at the eyelids. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Characteristics of down syndrome <ul><li>Eyes that slant upward and outward </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow eye openings </li></ul><ul><li>A face that seems to be flattened </li></ul><ul><li>A small head compared to body size </li></ul><ul><li>Broad feet with short toes </li></ul><ul><li>Ears that are small and set low </li></ul><ul><li>Short arms and legs compared to length of body </li></ul><ul><li>Broad hands with short fingers and a single crease across the palm </li></ul><ul><li>Small nose and small mouth, in which the tongue may be relatively large </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of muscle tone </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to extend body joints; extreme flexibility </li></ul>
  4. 4. Possible life-long effects/impacts of disability <ul><li>Have a possible chance of having to need heart surgery/heart problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Have hard time learning and talking with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Hard time doing things. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Living assistance/care needed <ul><li>They would need a full time care provider if the parents were not with them or do not want to take care of them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How I can help improve the life of someone with a disability <ul><li>I can help do this by simply walking with them or slowly communicating with them. I can also help them in things that they aren't capable of doing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The End!

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