Down Syndrome Children - An Update

Psychological Change in Down Syndrome Children and Adolescents

Author(s): Mohammed Al-Biltagi, Fu Yong Jiao, Vivian Song, Feilan Lv, April Wang and Guoyan Lee

Pp: 348-384 (37)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081342115010013

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Children and adolescents with DS are exposed to significant physical, sexual and emotional developmental changes. They also often have some psychiatric problems as externalizing disorders, depression, anxiety and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

They also suffer from behavior and psychosocial problems in the process of their growth, such as expressing their feelings, learning problems as their shortage of language and cognition. Children with DS are amenable for good education and they can enter a special education school for special education, so that training of their fine motor, gross motor and intellectual abilities is helpful to improve their development.

They can be encouraged to improve body functions and accentuating gaining more functional proficiencies that facilitate improving participation in age-suitable activities. Early detection and proper treatment of emotional, psychiatric or developmental disorders ensure good prognosis.

Keywords: Abuse, Academic achievements, Anxiety, Articulation, Behavioral, Children, Communication, Depression, Developmental, Down syndrome, Education, Early Stimulation Emotional, Grammar, Mental, Obsessivecompulsive disorder, Phenotypes, Psychological, Sexual, Speech, Talking.

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