The condition known as Down syndrome (also called autism Spectrum Disorder) is common in the general public, but it is not curable. Children with this condition have three arms, four legs and a heartbeat that is abnormally fast. They also have huge heads, small club-foots and short limbs. Wrong? Maybe not for All Kids! Many parents assume that because their child has Down syndrome that they must be in danger. But, as Dr. Neal Elcoghi explains in What Everyone Is Telling You, Down syndrome does not necessarily mean that your child is going to develop it later on. Instead, he says, it means that the brain doesn’t allow the normal development of neurons until after birth. This can happen sooner than we think. Here are 6 things you need to know about Down syndrome:
What is Down Syndrome?
People with Down syndrome (Dissentian Syndrome) are the most common form of Autism. It’s caused by a pair of genes that live in combination in the same individual. The condition develops before the age of 3. Luckily, children with this disorder can be easily prevented from developing Autism by being actively motivated to learn and to show initiative.
What causes Down Syndrome?
The figure that accompanied this blog entry was drawn by a child with Down syndrome. In fact, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5-10% of people with the condition also have Autism. And, in fact, one study found that people with the condition are three times more likely to have Autism than people without the condition.
How to tell if your child has Down Syndrome
You won’t necessarily notice the difference until he or she is a little older, although you may notice that they have a shorter walk and a greater tendency to hurt themselves. Then, after a while, you might notice that they are more talkative. The exact timing of these behaviors is highly dependent on the individual and is influenced by various things, such as their age, education, illness, and interests.
Why down syndrome happens?
One of the most common questions we get is, “Why do kids with Down syndrome (Dissentian Syndrome) develop so much faster than others?” Sure, the traits that set these kids apart are great, but it’s the genetics that drive this, not the other way around. Parents should know that, according to doctors, about one in three children with Down syndrome will develop the condition before the age of 18. This is especially worrying for parents who are trying to keep their child on the right track as he or she grows older.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
This is the most important tip we can give, even if you don’t think you know the answer. Even if you think you know the answer to a question, someone else might. This is why you need to ask! Here are some questions that will help you get a firmer grasp on the facts about your child’s condition: – Do I have the condition? – Why is it called “Dyslexia”? – Why does it affect people of all ages? – What do brain scans that show “late addition” and “late subtraction” mean? – Why does my child have so many fingers and toes? – Why does he or she have club-foots and short limbs? – What does depression mean? – Where can I find more information about this condition?
As you can see from the questions above, it’s not just what’s inside your child’s head that’s different, it’s also the way he or she interacts with the world around them. While a child with Down syndrome doesn’t have a clear-cut vision, he or she nonetheless has a “sensitivity” to visual information that is highly developed. This made possible by a brain area called the “augmented neural retina.” As a parent, you need to pay particular attention to your child’s socialization and engage in positive self-disclosure. Ideally, he or she will feel comfortable talking about their condition and have a healthy respect for others’ points of view. In order for your child to progress smoothly, it’s essential that you actively work to prevent his or her condition from developing later in life. In fact, it’s counterproductive to try to prevent down syndrome from happening in the first place. In fact, you may end up encouraging your child to develop the disorder in order to protect yourself. And don’t forget to always ask questions! In order to protect yourself and your child, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We promise you that the answers are answered here.