Counseling Parents after the Birth of an Infant with Down’s Syndrome
Approximately one in every 600 babies born in this country is diagnosed as having Down’s Syndrome. The condition has lifelong implications for physical appearance, intellectual achievement, and general functioning. It is usually suspected at the time of delivery or shortly thereafter. The clinical diagnosis must be confirmed by chromosome studies for the child with this syndrome has extra genetic material, usually in the form of an entire extra chromosome.
KeywordsGenetic Counseling Mental Deficiency Retarded Child Counseling Parent Genetic Counseling Program
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