Down Syndrome Treatment

Down Syndrome cannot be cured. However, early treatment can help many people with Down Syndrome to live productive lives well into adulthood.

Children with Down Syndrome can often benefit from speech therapy, occupational therapy, and exercises to help improve their motor skills. They might also be helped by special education and attention at school.

Some of the medical problems common in people with Down Syndrome, like cataracts, hearing problems, thyroid problems, and seizure disorders, can be also treated or corrected.

It has been suggested that children with Down Syndrome might benefit from medical treatment that includes amino acid supplements and a drug known as Piracetam. Piracetam is a drug that some people believe may improve the ability of the brain to learn and understand. However, there have been no controlled clinical studies with Piracetam to date in the U.S. or elsewhere that show its safety and efficacy.

Find Support

Connect with other parents of children with Down Syndrome

Visit the My Child Without Limits support community and talk to parents, caregivers, and professionals about their experiences with Down Syndrome.

Resources:

ClinicalTrials.gov
Clinical Trials on Down Syndrome