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How does Down syndrome affect cognitive delays?

All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses. Be considerate of the extra time it might take a person who has a disability to get things done or said.

This content originally appeared on the National Down Syndrome Society website.

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