Health

Many children and adolescents with Down syndrome will experience little or no health issues and will lead perfectly healthy lives. However there are certain health problems that may be more likely to occur. Guidelines are available here which give specific recommendations for screening that is necessary for children and adolescents with Down syndrome.

Further information on health matters is available from Fiona Mc Grane Monday – Friday.

The following links contain further online information that may be useful

Cardiac:

 

Thyroid:

 

Hearing

Further Reading

Excerpt from “Down’s syndrome and Childhood Deafness” Information for Families by National Deaf Children’s Society, Down syndrome Medical Interest Group UK/Ireland and Down Syndrome Association UK)