The first study provided visual input in the form of Lexigrams. Graphic symbol organization was not specified.
Like I said, the hyper-technical language buries the significance of this development. Translated, as best I understand this science: But the researchers did not stop with the sex chromosomes.
From the same GenomeWeb report: They focused on an ES cell line with an extra human chromosome 14 hChr The authors concluded that this is the first study they know of to use CRISPR as potential chromosome therapy in living organisms with the potential for eliminating the extra 21st chromosome that is the cause for Down syndrome.
As a result of this research, then, if it progresses, it promises the potential of injecting individuals with Down syndrome with the CRISPR technology to eliminate the extra 21st chromosome.
This is revolutionary and would be world changing. This new research now suggests the possibility of giving a person with Down syndrome a shot and the extra 21st chromosome would be eliminated.
The individual would go from having 47 chromosomes, to having 46 like most everyone else. It will completely change the dynamic of prenatal testing. Instead of simply testing for a condition with no in utero or ex utero treatment, parents receiving a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis could then be asked if they wanted the CRISPR shot to eliminate the extra 21st chromosome.
And, not just new parents.
Parents of older children would have it as an option. For parents of older children, it will be less of a universal uptake. For individuals with Down syndrome themselves who are competent to make their own medical decisions, they, too, will be given the option: But, will the new and expectant parents, the parents of older children, and the individuals with Down syndrome facing the choice be fully counseled about the effects of the CRISPR shot.
Speech and language impairment are basic categories that might be drawn in issues of communication involve hearing, speech, language, and fluency.. A speech impairment is characterized by difficulty in articulation of words. Examples include stuttering or problems producing particular sounds. Articulation refers to the sounds, syllables, and phonology produced by the individual. This chapter discusses a comprehensive approach to speech and language treatment from infancy through elementary school, which considers the communication strengths and challenges for children with Down syndrome, as well as the specific needs of the individual child with Down syndrome. Our son surprised us by being born with Down syndrome syndrome. This is his birth story, the day that will be forever engrained in my mind.
Putting aside the risk of mutations which in the study were rare, but did occurhow can anyone adequately counsel about such a fundamental alteration to a person? Perhaps the research will falter. Maybe it will only apply in limited situations. But, the news report does give us the opportunity to ask ourselves important questions: If there was a cure for Down syndrome, would you choose it for your child and why?
I welcome your answers to these questions in the comments.Sign language: Benefits to Children: By Jenny Carrow. SIGN LANGUAGE AND ITS BENEFITS FOR HEARING CHILDREN. American Sign Language has been one of the primary means of communication for the deaf since the early s after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet helped to develop the language and then went on to establish a university for the deaf.
We have been with All About Speech & Language almost 2 years now.
Our child’s speech and pronunciation has improved tremendously! His social skills at daycare has followed suit.
Assessing Language Skills of Verbal Children with Down Syndrome March 20, by Katie Filed Under: Assessment Tips, Down syndrome 1 Comment Today’s post is intended for my fellow speech .
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is working to find out how many children have ASDs, discover the risk factors, and raise awareness of the signs.
Given the common speech intelligibility and phonological problems of children with Down syndrome, speech production should be assessed in connected speech in addition to single words to determine sound accuracy and the occurrence of phonological processes.
the language and communication characteristics of individuals with Down syndrome.
Speech and language development can be challenging for many children with Down syndrome. Here is information that can help infants and toddlers begin learning to communicate, and help children and adolescents progress in speech and language.
Speech & Language Therapy for Infants, Toddlers & Young Children Speech and language present many challenges for children with [ ].