Date of Defense

Spring 4-1977


Occupational Therapy


Down Symdrome, 21 trisomy


This article presents information about the genetic causes of Down's Syndrome, describes features that are most common to the syndrome, and explains factors influential to the child's assets and limitations. Developmental dysfunction, treatment, and early intervention are also discussed in terms of the Down's Syndrome child as an individual. This paper is presented in two sections. The first section is to give the reader the background information necessary for understanding the Down's Syndrome individual. One can see in Section II the advantages of early intervention and the importance of including occupational therapy services into the already existing program for Down Syndrome individuals at the University of Washington.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only