Course : MOC Part IV: Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome have multiple co-occurring conditions and intellectual disability as a result of their chromosome abnormality. Although there is some variability in terms of the medical problems that an affected individual might encounter, many of the medical issues that arise occur with a high enough frequency to require ongoing assessment. In addition, since individuals with Down syndrome experience some degree of intellectual disability, all will require early intervention, special education services, and special living and working arrangements in adulthood that require coordination of multiple services. Close monitoring is required to identify any Down syndrome-related conditions that might occur so that appropriate intervention can be undertaken to maximize growth, development and health.
ACMG Members and ACMG Trainees ($25)
Initially diagnose and provide ongoing care of patients with Down syndrome. This does NOT include prenatal screening but the post-natal care of patients.