Therapeutic Approaches

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Levels of Down syndrome Research

The therapeutic or clinical approach is the phase of research on humans, with a goal of objectivising treatment effectiveness.

 

  • The objective in treating Down syndrome is to improve the intellectual capacities of the patients.

  • Two complementary tracks are followed to better understand and treat those suffering from the disorder.

  • Optimising capacity by improving patient cerebral functioning through daily follow-up and adapted care. ACTHYF is a study conducted by the Jérôme Lejeune Institute to assess treatment benefits on the psychomotor development of young children and to optimise their learning capacity.

  • The second track is a research programme to better understand the mechanism of cellular malfunctions resulting from genetic defects. Better understanding them will allow development of treatments. CiBleS21 is this type of approach.

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One of the current difficulties in research is developing proper assessment tools for persons with intellectual disabilities. Psychologists and other specialists, especially the Jérôme Lejeune Institute- the specialised medical office of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation – are working on them.

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