Down’s syndrome

Down’s syndrome from Australian Autism ADHD Foundation

By: Australian Autism ADHD Foundation  12-Apr-2015
Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Early Learning

Down’s syndrome is due to a chromosomal defect resulting in intellectual disturbances and physical characteristics such as short physique and broad facial features. Symptoms of Down’s syndrome may include short height. A child, with Downs Syndrome usually grows slowly and is shorter than average. The Child with Down’s syndrome may have relatively weak muscles throughout the body. Due to weak muscles in the belly, the stomach may hang out. Usually, such children have short and wide neck having excessive subcutaneous fat and skin. An important feature of this disorder is the presence of slanted eyes. They may have small ears and irregularly shaped mouth, tongue and teeth.

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