Home Education and Children with Down Syndrome. The Primary Years

Children with Down syndrome face etiology-specific (specific to Down syndrome) learning challenges. Research has given us a picture of the specific strengths and weaknesses of children with Down syndrome - different from other causes of mental retardation. Educational plans need to reflect these strengths and weaknesses and teaching needs to target the way they learn to improve outcome. Home education can meet the needs of children with Down syndrome more effectively than the public or special education systems and maximize the child's potential globally and make the most of their abilities.
Source: Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

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pirat Chaikuad Conrad Kunick Since hyperactivity of the protein kinase DYRK1A is linked to several neurodegenerative disorders, DYRK1A inhibitors have been suggested as potential therapeutics for Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. Most published inhibitors to date suffer from low selectivity against related kinases or from unfavorable physicochemical properties. In order to identify DYRK1A inhibitors with improved properties, a series of new chemicals based on [b]-annulated halogenated indoles were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for biological activity. Analysis of crystal structures revealed a ty...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Genetics in Medicine, Published online: 12 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41436-019-0699-3Detection of iron deficiency in children with Down syndrome
Source: Genetics in Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Pramono LA, Yuwono A Abstract Congenital hypothyroidism is the most treatable cause of mental retardation. It is also the most prevalent congenital endocrine disorder in childhood. A dramatic improvement can be made by early detection, diagnosis, and adequate treatment of levothyroxine in patients with congenital hypothyroidism. Severe cognitive impairment is associated with persistent disease in patients who have delayed or no treatment at all. In a modern era with complete healthcare facilities in a big city like Jakarta, the prevalence late-diagnosed congenital hypothyroidism is supposed to be very low....
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): N. Khalili, E. Turk, M.J.N.L. Benders, P. Moeskops, N.H.P. Claessens, R. de Heus, A. Franx, N. Wagenaar, J.M.P.J. Breur, M.A. Viergever, I. IšgumAbstractMR images of infants and fetuses allow non-invasive analysis of the brain. Quantitative analysis of brain development requires automatic brain tissue segmentation that is typically preceded by segmentation of the intracranial volume (ICV). Fast changes in the size and morphology of the developing brain, motion artifacts, and large variation in the field of view make ICV segmenta...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Léa Dumortier, Véronique-Aurélie BricoutAbstractIndividuals with Down syndrome present many clinical characteristics, such as metabolic, endocrine, anatomic and neurologic dysfunctions, that contribute to the physiopathology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). As a result, sleep apnea prevalence is significantly greater in population with Down syndrome, and may have critical consequences on health and quality of life, such as cardiovascular risks and obesity.This paper compiles a list of ...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Title: Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
ConclusionsOocytes with premeiotic errors will significantly contribute to the high level of preimplantation and prenatal death. Data so far available suggests that, depending upon the maternal age, up to 40% of aneuploidy that is present in oocytes at the end of meiosis I may be due to germinal mosaicism.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Previous studies suggest that tasks dependent on the mental number line may be difficult for Williams Syndrome (WS) and Down Syndrome (DS) groups. However, few have directly assessed number line estimation in these groups. The current study assessed 28 WS, 25 DS and 25 typically developing (TD) participants in non-verbal intelligence, number familiarity, visuo-spatial skills and number line estimation. Group comparisons indicated no differences in number line estimation. However, the WS group displayed difficulties with visuo-spatial skills and the DS group displayed difficulties with number familiarity. ...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
ConclusionsHealth-care professionals must be careful to speak in unprejudiced ways throughout the diagnostic process and present both termination and continuation of pregnancy as equally legitimate options. Nevertheless, the couples may still experience doubt and feel vulnerable following their decision to continue the pregnancy.
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Down Syndrome;   Balance Interventions:   Other: Kinesio taping;   Other: Sham taping Sponsor:   Gazi University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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