The Development of a Child with Downs Syndrome Research Paper by TJH

The Development of a Child with Downs Syndrome
A detailed study of the characteristics and chromosomal effects of Downs Syndrome.
# 9766 | 3,000 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Biology (Genetics) , Sociology (General)

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This paper examines Trisomy 21 through case studies of the developmental disorder. It describes the typical Downs syndrome child, the discovery of the genetic birth defect, its physical appearances and the effects on the family.

Table of Contents:

John Langdon Down
What is Downs Syndrome?
Effects of the Family with Downs Syndrome
Physical Development
Learning and behavior
Motor Skills
Language Development

From the Paper:

"Down's Syndrome is a genetic condition, caused by a failure in the cell division process. The majority of affected children have a third copy of chromosome 21 in all their cells, instead of the usual two, and this results in the baby having 47 chromosomes instead of 46. In medical literature, Down's Syndrome is often referred to as trisomy 21 for this reason. While the condition has been recognized since the middle of the 19th century, its genetic basis was not discovered until 1959, when professor Jerome Lejeune, in Paris, first identified the characteristic combination of chromosomes."

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