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My Child has Down Syndrome... How Can I Help him?

By | شعبان 17, 1443 | Mar 20, 2022

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Parents may be surprised to discover that their child has Down syndrome; they are unsure of what will happen to their child or how they will care for them. However, the following suggestions will assist parents in dealing with this situation:

 

  • Trust Building: You will be able to deal with patients with Down syndrome more easily if you can gain their trust, which you can do by constantly wooing them and avoiding creating any sense of inferiority for them, which will also help to gain more confidence in themselves and their adaptation to society.
  • Learning Support:When there are motives and rewards, people with Down syndrome may learn interactive techniques such as photos, movies, and games. They can be utilized to impart information to them.
  • Self-Correcting: If they make a mistake, it's best not to scold them harshly; instead, it's better to use imitation, such as doing something opposite to their mistake, to reinforce this correct behavior. It's also important to sit with the child and talk about it until he/she understand their mistake and don’t repeat again. When a child must be disciplined, the youngster can be forced to choose the proper penalty for him, such as not watching television for prolonged period of time.
  • Special Care Team: Identifying a team of health care providers, educators, and therapists who are more experienced in dealing with people with Down syndrome to give the best care for your kid.
  • Support groups: It is better to join support groups from families who have had similar experiences with a kid with Down syndrome in to learn how to deal with this group from others.
  • Avoiding the false notion: don't believe the myths about Down syndrome because most people with Down syndrome live with their families, attend school, and work in a variety of settings.

Misconception

Truth

Only Older Parents Have Children with Down Syndrome

According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of children with Down syndrome are born to women younger than 35 years old. CDC research shows that the chances of having a child with Down syndrome increase with age, yet younger women have more children with Down syndrome.

People with Down syndrome die at an early age

The average life expectancy for a person with Down syndrome is approximately 60 years. Some people with Down syndrome live into their 80s.

people with Down syndrome do not feel pain

People with Down syndrome feel pain. The reaction to pain is not always obvious; For example, a 2000 study published in the medical journal The Lancet reports that these individuals’ express pain more slowly and less accurately than others.

People with Down syndrome are always happy.

People with Down syndrome are more like normal people than they are different. Everyone has feelings and moods. A recent review of previous studies found that people with Down syndrome are more likely to develop depression.

 

 

 

 

 

References:

https://www.al-madina.com/article/701233/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AF%D9%89/%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A3%D8%B7%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%86

 

https://www.moh.gov.sa/HealthAwareness/EducationalContent/BabyHealth/Pages/005.aspx

 

https://www.elbalad.news/4745660

 

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