Down Syndrome Characteristics

  • The characteristic features can vary in individuals that have Down Syndrome. Some features that a individual with Down Syndrome may have are

    • a flattend face and nose
    • a short neck
    • small mouth with large protuding tongue
    • small ears
    • upward slanted eyes that may have small skin folds at the inner corner
    • white spots also known as Brushfiled spots, may be present on the colored part of the eye
    • hands are short with broad fingers, and with a single crease in the palm
    • poor muscle tone                                                                                                                     
    • development and growth is usually delayed