Down Syndrome Across the Life Span


Hours: 4    Approvals: ARF, RCFE, GH, STRTP
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Course Expiration
Once you register you have up to one year to complete the course.

Course Description
Down Syndrome is the most common cause of mental retardation and affects one in every 800 – 1000 births.

The course covers developmental delays, behavior challenges and social emotional factors associated eight Down Syndrome. The birth of Sarah Palin’s son Trig has brought Down Syndrome into national politics. The course takes a fascinating look at the spat between Sarah Palin and Andrea Friedman. Andrea Friedman does the voice over in the cartoon The Family Guy. Andrea is an advocate for Down Syndrome and happens to also have Down Syndrome.

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to articulate and explain:

The discovery of Down Syndrome by John Langdon Down.

The risk factors associated with Down Syndrome.

The social and emotional issues associated with Down Syndrome.

The association between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s.

The more common physical fears of Down Syndrome.

Explain how in countries like Russia individuals with Down Syndrome suffer severe stigma.

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