Down Syndrome Personal Inquiry By Amber Smith
What Is Down Syndrome? <ul><li>Down Syndrome also known as DS is a disease which extra genetic material causes delays in t...
What causes Down Syndrome? <ul><li>At the time of conception a baby inherits genetic information from its parents to get a...
Can Down Syndrome Be Prevented? <ul><li>Yes Down Syndrome can be prevented, it can be detected before birth. </li></ul><ul...
Getting a Baby With Down Syndrome <ul><li>Any woman aged 35 or older have a higher risk to have a baby with down syndrome....
Down Syndrome Appearance  <ul><li>Kids with DS share the same physical features. A flat facial profile, and an upward slan...
Facts <ul><li>Down Syndrome is named after John Langdon Down as he found the condition in 1887. </li></ul><ul><li>Down Syn...
Bibliography <ul><li>http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/down_syndrome.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.croydons...
<ul><li>Thank You For Watching </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Down Syndrome Personal Inquiry By Amber Smith
  2. 2. What Is Down Syndrome? <ul><li>Down Syndrome also known as DS is a disease which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops in both physically and mentally. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What causes Down Syndrome? <ul><li>At the time of conception a baby inherits genetic information from its parents to get a total of 46 chromosomes. 23 from the mother and 23 from the father or a child gets an extra chromosome for a total of 47 instead of 46. </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody knows why Down Syndrome occurs and there’s no way to prevent the chromosomal error that causes it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Can Down Syndrome Be Prevented? <ul><li>Yes Down Syndrome can be prevented, it can be detected before birth. </li></ul><ul><li>If a mother chooses to keep her baby with the disease many resources within communities are able to help people living with the disease. </li></ul><ul><li>But if the mother doesn't want to have a child with Down Syndrome she can choose whether or not to have an abortion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Getting a Baby With Down Syndrome <ul><li>Any woman aged 35 or older have a higher risk to have a baby with down syndrome. </li></ul><ul><li>At age 30 a woman has a 1 in 900 chance </li></ul><ul><li>At age 35 a woman has a 1 in 350 chance </li></ul><ul><li>At age 40 a woman has a 1 in 100 chance </li></ul>
  6. 6. Down Syndrome Appearance <ul><li>Kids with DS share the same physical features. A flat facial profile, and an upward slant to the eyes, small ears and a protruding tongue. </li></ul><ul><li>They also have a single palmer crease, and a short fifth finger that curves inward. </li></ul><ul><li>Their feet have a widely separated first and second toes and increased skin creases. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Facts <ul><li>Down Syndrome is named after John Langdon Down as he found the condition in 1887. </li></ul><ul><li>Down Syndrome can also be called Trisomy 21 and DS </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/down_syndrome.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.croydonsds.vic.edu.au/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthbama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/downsyndrome1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dsav.asn.au/AboutDs/aboutDS.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Down_syndrome_explained </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank You For Watching </li></ul>

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