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Down Syndrome by Todd T. Eckdahl

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CHAPTER 3

Treatment and Therapy

There is considerable variation in the occurrence and severity of symptoms and health complications among people with Down syndrome. As a result, treatment for Down syndrome varies from person to person, and healthcare providers work closely with families to choose appropriate surgical, medical, and therapeutic interventions. This chapter presents treatments for Down syndrome congenital defects and health complications, approaches to the education of children with Down syndrome, and physical, speech, occupational, and behavioral therapies that benefit children and adults with Down syndrome. It describes ways that people with Down syndrome can be supported to live and work independently, and presents opportunities ...

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