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Learn about disabilities.
 

DISABILITIES:
DOWN SYNDROME

This lesson will provide students with a general overview of Down Syndrome.  Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss physical features common to people with Down Syndrome
  • Discuss IQ level of individuals with Down Syndrome
  • Discuss correlation of maternal age and Down Syndrome
  • Discuss actions that can improve the quality of life for children with Down Syndrome

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

  

 
 
 

 

DOWN SYNDROME LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Down Syndrome reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

 

Lesson Excerpt

Down Syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder.  The cause of this disorder is an extra 21st chromosome.  People with Down's Syndrome are characterized by their differences in facial appearance, body structure, IQ, and physical growth.

There are many physical features common to people with Down Syndrome.  Arms and legs are shorter, eyes are almond shaped, muscle tone is poor, the tongue protrudes, and one or both palms have a single crease (instead of a double crease).     

The IQ of individuals with Down Syndrome is typically lower than average.  They are frequently diagnosed with Mild to Moderate Mental Retardation.  A small number of these individuals have Severe to Profound Mental Retardation. 

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Down Syndrome Lesson

Print this health science worksheet for this lesson.

 Includes reading passage, questions, and answer sheet.

 

 

 

 

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