- Testing: Families at risk of having a child with Down syndrome often receive screening and diagnostic tests for the condition. It is also standard for pregnant women older than 30 or 35 to receive genetic screens because the rick of having to estimate the rick that a fetes has Down Syndrome and diagnostic tests can definitely tell whether the fetus has the condition. Screening tests however are more reliable
- Prognosis: The average life expectancy for a person with Down Syndrome is nearly 60 years old. Some people with Down Syndrome have lived inato their 80's. It is true that people with Down Syndrome on average don't live as long as their typical counterpart. Some people with Down Supyndrime are able to lead creative, rewarding and fairly independent lives and aren't subjected to their condition.
- Treatments: A variety of therapies can be used in early intervention programs. Physical therapy, speech-language therapy and occupational therapy are among many forms of therapy for Down Syndrome patients. Some people require amino acid supplements if medication that affect their brain activity. More and more often, interventions for children involve assistive devices- any type of material, equipment, tool or technolgy that enhances learning or makes takes easier to complete