Dr. Steven Cantrell – Seizures, Light Sensitivity and Headaches From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference Dr. Cantrell’s workshop, Seizures, Light Sensitivity and Headaches will review the many triggers causing seizures and how to protect your child. Nutrition, Eye Protection, and removing triggers around the house will decrease seizure activity.  About Dr. Steven Cantrell:Dr. Steven Cantrell…

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Dr. John Carey – Trisomy 13/18 The Basics Dr Carey explains the basics of how a trisomy occurs and the differences between full, partial and mosaic. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. Dr. John C. Carey Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these…

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The first of a series of videos from the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. Deborah A. Bruns, Ph.D.  shares shining moments from the TRIS project: An overview and review of activities with Deborah A. Bruns, Ph.D. About Deborah A. Bruns Ph.D:Deborah A. Bruns is Professor and Off-campus program coordinator for the Special Education program in the…

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If you get any two or more parents of children with Trisomy together the conversation will inevitably turn to the subject of constipation. Constipation is one of the most common health issues that families of a child with a diagnosis of Trisomy 18, 13 or other related disorder face. Managing your child’s bowels becomes a…

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Presented at the 2012 SOFT Conference, St. Louis  Dr. Carey began by saying questions were welcomed. He also noted most participants were familiar with the basics of trisomy, so he would emphasize new information.  The result was he completed about 10% of his forty prepared slides. The order of information that follows reflects the questions…

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Bonnie Baty, PhD, Genetic Counselor at the University of Utah, in collaboration with SOFT, created the first, and still only, charts with growth curves for infants and children with trisomy 18 and 13. Children’s standardized growth charts are separate for boys and girls. The SOFT charts are a combination of both male and female growth.…

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For parents of infants newly diagnosed with Trisomy 18 or 13 The Need for Information at Diagnosis For parents facing decision-making following a prenatal diagnosis or diagnosis following the birth of a son or daughter with trisomy 18 or trisomy 13, information is essential, if informed decisions are to be made. Parents are being asked…

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What is a “Rare Rare” Genetic Condition? It is interesting to note the prevalence of conditions such as trisomy 18, 13 and 9 vary between one in 5000 to 9000. This translates to a low incidence and, oftentimes, corresponding negative views on medical interventions and beliefs about a minimal quality of life. Yet, there is…

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Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18 and related disorders ~ The TRIS Project ~ Tracking Rare Incidence Syndromes The TRIS project provides a means to change perceptions about children with rare trisomy conditions. Through data from TRIS Surveys, new information is available about long-term survival, positive surgical outcomes and achievement of developmental milestones such as using gestures…

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