Tuesday, October 23, 2012

{DS Tidbit}

31 for 21 blog challenge day 23

  • A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all.

  • People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.

  • All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.

  • Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I appreciate this information. I actually started about a month ago working as an aide in the "cluster" class at South Jordan Middle School. There are 14 students in the class and they are mostly autistic and down syndrome. It is interesting to see the varying levels they are on and how they cope with being in school. It is honestly the most exhausting thing I have ever done but I am amazed at how much I miss every one of them when I'm not there and wonder what/how they are doing. It has given me a new perspective and I love it! I really need to come meet Finn and let him inspire me even more!


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