Caring for children with special needs is a very involved task that becomes an all-encompassing task when it comes toward their element and what should be provided and when. The best way to view caring for a child with down syndrome is that they process information differently with different behavior for each emotion. Sometimes these emotions range from unrequited love toward a person or subject or sometimes violence toward an irreverent matter. These behavior patterns are sometimes unpredictable, but need to be addressed when given.
One of the most interesting aspects of dealing with a child with down syndrome is how their brain handles information. For instance, a child with down syndrome may not be able to care for oneself without assistance, but they may know every baseball statistic know to man and every lyric to every Beatles song ever written (as a few examples.) It may seem how once information is stored it can make down syndrome seem as if it simple, but once it piques their interest it becomes very complex as all information needs to be consumed for the given subject.
A reality people that seem to miss about down syndrome and the people it affects is the fact that people living with down syndrome attend school, work, and contribute to society (in some cases more often than people born without down syndrome.) Some even have families of their own with the help and proper care needed/provided which helps them lead healthy and fulfilling lives of their own.
Facts Regarding Down Syndrome From NDSS:
– The cause regarding down syndrome is unknown
– The probability of down syndrome advances with age of the mother
– Down syndrome has nothing to do with race, socioeconomic class, nationality, or anything the parents did during pregnancy.
– Incest 300 has nothing to do with down syndrome
According to globaldownsyndrome.gov, in 1983 the average lifespan of a person with down syndrome was 25, with the current in the United States being 60 years since then. This was due to the fact individuals with down syndrome were being mistreated in institutionalization and considering the fact that there are growing numbers of people with down syndrome living independently (which may add to the increased lifespan of almost 35 years.)
Hopefully these interesting facts sink in with anyone reading due to the fact that down syndrome can happen to any newborn. Having a living, breathing individual that may have special needs but you being the most important need they could have.