Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests

Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests.
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A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome.Reuters Health Information
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Upchurch A, Sharma S, Hadigal S, Wagner M, Berry R. Persistent hypoxemia in a teen with down syndrome.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1547–1549.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this research study was to examine the effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) on adaptive/maladaptive behaviors, depression, and self-efficacy in adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). The participants were counterbalanced to either intervention groups of 1) Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT), in which the participants ’ voluntary pedaling rates were augmented with a motor to ensure the maintenance of 80 rpm or greater 2) Voluntary Cycling (VC), in which participants cycled at their self-selected pedaling rate or 3) No Cycling (NC), in which the participants sat and watched a video. The ACT and V...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
ConclusionsOromotor exercises are more effective than incentive spirometry training in improving both pulmonary and oromotor functions in children with Down's syndrome.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome.
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Conditions:   Down Syndrome;   Obstructive Sleep Apnea Intervention:   Behavioral: Open-ended semi-structured interviews Sponsors:   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;   National Institutes of Health (NIH);   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI);   University of Pennsylvania;   Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Sarah Cohen, Michelle Z. Gurvitz, Virginie Beauséjour-Ladouceur, Patrick R. Lawler, Judith Therrien, Ariane J. MarelliAbstractAs life expectancy in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved, the risk for developing noncardiac morbidities is increasing in patients with adult CHD (ACHD). Among these noncardiac complications, malignancies significantly contribute to the disease burden of ACHD patients. Epidemiological studies of cancer risk in CHD patients are challenging because they require large numbers ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In the Letter to the Editor, “Children less than 2 with Down syndrome and suffering from respiratory syncytial virus have a longer and more costly hospitalization” by Ramphul et al (J Pediatr 2019;206:302), an error occurred in the last sentence of the third paragraph. The correct sentence should read “The mean hospital charge was higher for patients with Down syndrome ($111 531.84 compared with $38 364.17; B = 73 167.7; 95% CI, 62 885.5-83 449.9; P
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Correction Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the association among miRNAs miR-17, -20a, -101, -106b, -199b, -26a, 26b and some of their target mRNAs such as APP, DYRK1A and BDNF, as well as the levels of hyperphosphorylated Tau in the hippocampus of a 2 and 5 months old mice model of trisomy 21 (Ts65Dn). Results indicated that increased APP expression in the hippocampus of 5 months old DS mice might be correlated with decrease in miR-17, -20a, -101 and -106b. Whereas at 2 months of age normal levels of APP expression in the hippocampus was correlated with increased levels of miR-17, -101 and -106b in DS mice. DYRK1A mRNA also increased ...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions There is strong evidence that the presence of a word's written form leads to improved learning of its spelling and spoken form. There is also some evidence that it may lead to better learning of a word's meaning. A small number of studies have also shown that the presence of a word's written form benefits vocabulary learning in children with developmental language disorder, autism, Down syndrome, and reading difficulties. However, further research into the effects of orthographic facilitation in special populations is needed. In particular, ecologically valid experiments in clinical and educational settings are...
Source: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch Source Type: research
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