Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy role in down syndrome

Occupational therapists who work with Down Syndrome children have education and training in child development, neurology, medical conditions, psychosocial development, and therapeutic techniques. Occupational therapists focus on the child’s ability to master skills for independence. These can include: Self care skills (feeding, dressing,…
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Why are people with down syndrome fat

Children with Down syndrome are more likely than their unaffected siblings to have higher levels of a hormone associated with obesity, according to pediatric researchers. The hormone, leptin, may contribute to the known higher risk of obesity among children and adults with…
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Can down syndrome be cured

Currently, there is no known way to prevent Down syndrome. We do know that there are risk factors related to the occurrence of Down syndrome: advanced age of one or more parents familial history of chromosomal translocation Most incidents of Down syndrome…
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What is down syndrome

Today is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that…