Monday, October 11, 2010

Educating Children with Down Syndrome

Educating Children with Down Syndrome

Caring for children with Down syndrome are easy bother. Keep patience, persistence, and sincerity to be able to deal with children with special needs this.
Having a child is perfect and healthy, both physically and mentally, certainly hope all parents. However, couples often entrusted by God's children who have a deficiency. For example, suffered from Down syndrome detected.

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs on chromosome No21 on Q22 file SLC5A3 gene, which can be recognized by looking at a fairly typical clinical manifestations. Children with Down syndrome can be seen directly is the difference with normal children. Their faces were round like the full moon (moon face), with narrow eyes that the edges are drawn upward.

Until now, not yet known what caused the damage No21 chromosomes that trigger genetic abnormalities cause Down syndrome. However, it is estimated there are several factors at play, such as maternal age are already quite advanced, are exposed to ultrasound ultrasound more than 400 times, the influence of alcohol, drugs of China, and others.

Down syndrome children have three distinctive characteristics, namely low intellectually, mentally retarded, and physically they are weak. As a parent of a child with Down syndrome, you play an important role in helping him to achieve their full potential.

Having a child with Down syndrome is full of challenges and achievements. Frustration and give up that continues to go up and down often leave parents exhausted. Most importantly be patient and continue to encourage the children to try to walk and master the skills of other child development, such as turning the body, sitting, standing and talking.

Your child will likely need more time than other children to achieve these important events. As well as the results of research conducted at Kansas State University and Texas Tech University, USA.

From the survey conducted online to parents who have children with Down syndrome, they claim to have negative feelings when they learn that their child suffered from Down syndrome. However, most cases eventually turned into joy and survive.

"The majority of parents feel that (has a Down syndrome child) shocking. They then depression, sadness, grief, shock, feeling scared, angry, frustrated, and helpless, "said Briana
Nelson Goff, dean for academic affairs at the Faculty of Human Ecology and professor in the Division of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University was quoted as saying the page

However, after that, many parents who managed to turn negative feelings into positive. Own surveys conducted since October 2009, and managed to collect 500 responses.

"The parents say, that the time to familiarize themselves with their children is one of the most important key to their resilience. They should take the time to realize what they are facing, which then helps their adjustments, "said Goff.

Naturally, if the initial find children suffering from disorders, parents sad. However, secured, the next achievement, very significant and interesting to look at. Do not forget, register your child (from infancy to age 3 years) in the early intervention program. These programs usually have trained staff to monitor and encourage your child's development.

Talk with your child about the programs that follow them. Achieve the fundamental skills of children such as learning to feed themselves and wear their own clothes, it often takes much longer for children with Down syndrome.

Therefore, set aside time each day to keep practicing and keep a positive attitude when you help children learn to perform these tasks. Encourage your child to learn, socialize, and active fisik. Example, enroll your child in classes with other children the same age.

Think about ways to stimulate your thinking skills your child without making the task too difficult. You know that it's a good challenge for your child, and sometimes the end does not run as expected.

Most children with Down syndrome can be incorporated into the regular classroom. Your child may need an adapted curriculum and can sometimes attend special classes. Continue to involve yourself with your child's education.

Children with special needs, as well as children with Down syndrome, have an equal right to get education. The law also protects your rights as a parent to be fully informed about your child's education.

When Down syndrome, child enters puberty, proper care and cleanliness of the body becomes very important. Proceeds from the environment and self-esteem is influenced by how well you and your child deal with this problem.

Socially, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome have the same needs as normal people. Most of them want to go out, socialize, and through relationships with other species.

You can help your child develop healthy relationships with teaching social skills and appropriate behaviors. Encourage your child to take part in school activities and community. Provide an opportunity to establish a healthy friendship is essential to the happiness of your children and foster a sense of belonging.

At that time, taught to respect her body and the bodies of others. Then, talk openly about religion-based morality. To be sure, give an honest sex education and given it the right way for your child to understand. You should start planning for the future arrangement of your child during his teenage years onwards.

Many people with Down syndrome live independently as adults in care homes or apartments with support services. However, care homes and community centers need the most basic level of independence he should have, such as eating, bathing, and wearing their own clothes.

An adult with Down syndrome will benefit when working outside the home and social activities. Having an active lifestyle by learning to continue to make everyone, including people with Down syndrome, feel more energized and feel that her life meaningful.

Adult care home may be an option. Or follow the special olympics and other activities that emphasize the training process can also be an option. You should encourage the hobby and love for him, as in art or hobby such as drawing.


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