Down syndrome Essays

  • Thesis On Down Syndrome

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    Thesis: Down syndrome is a wide range of development delays and physical disabilities caused by a genetic disorder. Down syndrome (Trisomy21) Down syndrome is also called Trisomy 21. It is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes contain hundreds or maybe even thousands of genes. Genes carry the information that determines your traits. (Susan Skallerup) These features or characteristics passed on to you from your parents. With Down syndrome, the extra chromosome

  • Down Syndrome Case Study

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    46 chromosomes should be divided into half having 23 chromosomes in each new cell. With the new cell having an extra or lacking chromosome, nondisjunction abnormalities occur. Down syndrome, being the most common abnormality, occurs with the presence of extra chromosome 21. It occurs in about 700 to 800 births. Langdon Down first described it but still with an unknown case. Chromosomal anomaly was suggested as the cause in 1932 but the disorder was not demonstrated until 1959. It is observed nearly

  • Down Syndrome Communication Assignment

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    investigate Down syndrome. My Assignment is an introduction to Children with Down syndrome introducing Physical Appearance and Condition’s and Early Childhood Care and Teaching Leading to Being an Adult Living Independently. According to, Down syndrome is a congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities including short stature and a broad facial profile. It arises from a defect involving chromosomes. People with Down syndrome have

  • Turner Syndrome Research Paper

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    Turner Syndrome Turner Syndrome occurs in females who lack part or all of their second X chromosome. Their genotype for sex chromosomes is XO. Almost all people (approximately 95%) with Turner Syndrome have a short stature and signs of ovarian failure. It can be treated with hormone therapies. The severity of problems caused by Turner Syndrome varies among different individuals. At its most mild, someone with Turner Syndrome could be mostly affected only in appearance and have only slight or no medical

  • Overcoming Narrative Analysis

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    When reading autobiographies written by people with disabilities, a source of tension can sometimes be found between the author and the mediatory forces which surround their writing process. When reading such texts about individuals with intellectual disabilities, however, this tension colors every inch of the text, from its organizational structure to the progression of its narrative. In the case of memoirs such as Rachel Simon’s Riding the Bus with my Sister and Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz’s

  • The Hippotherapy: Equine Movement

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    Hippotherapy is “a physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement (“Hippotherapy,” n.d.)”. Children who are diagnosed with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or Autism tend to have slower development in their motor functioning abilities. According to Silkwood-Sherer, Killian, Long and Martin (2012), the foreword walking motion of the horse allows the riders pelvis to move in a way which is similar to them actually walking. This allows the participant

  • Praying With Lior Analysis

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    Additionally, his father wanted Lior to discuss Down syndrome in his bat mitzvah speech, but Lior did not want to talk about it. However, two years later, Lior seems more aware of his condition possibly because of increased cognitive abilities or conversations to assist in his processing of his disability

  • Justice In Bryan Stevenson's Book 'Just Mercy'

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    When you look out at the world today; it won’t take you long to point out all the tragic and horrific things that are occurring daily which include: terrorism, the current refugee situation, genocide, poverty, and mass murders among many others tragedies. Currently in the world today, people desperately need more love than hate, more compassion than judgment, more grace than harshness, and more justice than inequity. These qualities are important (love, compassion, grace) in order to making a difference

  • Banning The R-Word Analysis

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    it to yourself, because ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.’ The word retarded is considered a derogatory word toward individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Bauer is a mother of a daughter that has Down Syndrome, who is wanting to ban the R-word. She is able to see how hurtful the R-word can be toward someone with a disability. In one instance, some kids point to her daughter, Margaret, and call her ‘retarded’, “Margaret wilted. Her chin trembled” (Bauer

  • Trisomy 18 Essay

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    Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, was discovered by a man named John Hilton Edwards in 1960, and is a condition that causes severe developmental delays because of an extra chromosome 18. Edwards was a professor of genetics at Birmingham and Oxford, he first saw Trisomy 18 in stillborn and abnormal babies. Trisomy 18 is the second most common trisomy after Trisomy 21. Trisomy 18 is not inherited, but completely random, it is caused by an error in cell division known as meiotic disjunction. The following

  • Intestinal Malrotation Case Study

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    Rotational anomalies are one of the most frequent of embryonic malformations related to the digestive tract. The incidence of malrotation is ∼1:500 births and the symptomatic incidence is 1:6000 [1, 2]. Intestinal malrotation refers to incomplete midgut rotation and fixation in early fetal life and can consist of complete absence of rotation, incomplete rotation—less than 270—or inverse rotation. In most cases Malrotation can present with other congenital anomalies and It is typically diagnosed during

  • Why Do Minority Groups Exist

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    disabilities seem to be treated better than most of the other groups. Both American women and disabled Americans have gained momentous acceptance into society. Americans with disabilities are no longer blatantly discriminated, but they may be looked down upon in certain situations. If a company is looking to hire a new doctor or businessman or salesman and they hold a face-to-face interview, the interviewer may be worried about limitations of someone that is, say physically disabled. While the disabled

  • Cat Eye Syndrome

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    Introduction Cat eye syndrome (CES) is a chromosome abnormality with an even more abnormal amount of symptoms and mystery. Being a rare disease that only effects 1: 50 000 to 1: 150 000 people, not much is currently known of CES. What will be covered of CES are the effected chromosomes, the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of CES. Effected Chromosome Image: CES Normal Male Karyotype (Caption: Normal male karyotype shows chromosome 22 with normal short arm (22q) and long arm (22p))

  • Ableism: Identities Of A Person With Disability

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    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (U.S. Department of Justice 1999), a person with a disability has significant impairment in a major life function. Such impairments could be mental, physical, or both. Different causes, such as chronic diseases, development disorders, and injuries, results in a wide range of disabilities. In America, as of 2015, there is an overall

  • Home Burial And Mid-Term Break, By Seamus Heaney

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    “Home Burial” by Robert Frost and “Mid-Term Break” by Seamus Heaney are both poems that contain death of a child, pain, and grief. By the title of “Home Burial” it gives the reader an insight that someone has been buried. However, in the poem a couple suffers from the loss of their child. The husband has buried their child in the graveyard behind their house. Furthermore, it demonstrates how one disaster can lead to another when his relationship with his wife is unstable. “Mid-Term Break” focuses

  • Standardized Education

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    Standardized education is a practice that has been present in our current system of education for approximately one to two centuries. As such, many elements of the education system do not “play nicely” with many of the values held outside of “school life” today, such as the values presented in our schools that belong in an age of industrial factory workers, where following directives exactly as provided was critical to success. Additionally, as there are unique variations between two different students

  • Cognitive Disabilities In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    Steinbeck portrays those with cognitive disabilities to his audience in a way that makes them seem uncivilized often comparing them to animals. He demonstrates that despite good intentions, those with cognitive disabilities often make mistakes and are forced to live with the consequences. Lennie Small plays a major role in propelling the plot forward. Described as large man with extremely limited cognitive capabilities, he often makes mistakes which from which he has consequences. George, his friend

  • Charlie's Mistreated In Daniel Keyes Flowers For Algernon

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    fine with doing this because his feelings won’t be hurt too badly, since he doesn’t know better. When Charlie is reflecting on his childhood, he recalls that he gave a valentine to a girl, and not being able to read or write, asked someone to write down something. They wrote something very dirty and offensive, and Charlie sent it. The girl’s big brother confronts him and says, “You keep away from my kid sister, you degenerate. You don’t belong in this school anyway” (54). It’s clear that he thinks

  • The Importance Of Disability In Children

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    Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime. Disability is a broad term that covers impairments activity limitations and participation restrictions. Impairment is problem in a body function or structure an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered in an individual in executing a task or action while a participation

  • Disadvantages Of Cser

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    According to the World Health Organization, genetic disorders affect one in every twenty-five children born worldwide. We humans, along with all other known organisms, possess genes in our cells that determine everything about how we look and function. Occasionally, an organism may inherit a faulty gene, causing it to have one or several detrimental characteristics known as genetic disorders. This may also occur due to environmental factors that the organism is exposed to, such as ultraviolet radiation