|Duchcnnc Muscular Dystrophy||Prader-Willi Syndrome|
|Fragile X Syndrome||Sickle Cell Disease|
|Marfan Syndrome||Wilson Disease|
l. Select a disorder from the list above.
2. Start with the list of reputable Web sites below and complete the tact worksheet provided. Other references may be used. Foundations and other organizations devoted to working with a particular disorder are typically good sources of information. Google or other search engine may be used to find a site but should not be listed as a reference.
4. Be sure to include a reference list. References may be listed with the title of’ [he Organization and the Web address. Books need to include the title, author, and copyright date. A minimum of 4 sources must be used.
All of the categories of information on the fact sheet must be included for each project. There must be a minimum of 2 visuals (pictures, drawings, charts, etc.) related to the chosen condition. The information
Poster: ‘lhis will require more creativity as all the information will be seen at once. Neatness is especially important. The different sections of need to be arranged in a creative way with the visuals to ensure that Lhe poster is informative and interesting rather than busy and distracting. Name, period. and references should be placed on the back of the poster.
Syndrome is also Trisomy 21) How frequently does it occur? (Example: 1 in 350 births) Who is at risk? What population is affected? What is the life expectancy of individuals with this disorder? Can they have children as adults? Will those children be affected?
Inheritance: What is the cause and how is it inherited? Is it caused by a mutation? A nondisjuncture (extra chromosome)? Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant? What gene or chromosome is involved? (Examples: X, Y, 21)
Treatment: What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need? Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older? Are there any treatments or cures? Medicines? Dietary restrictions? Behavioral treatment? Gene therapy?