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Down syndrome : a promising future, together
Hassold, Terry J.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley-Liss, [1999]

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xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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RC571 .D67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Down Syndrome: A Promising Future, Together provides a comprehensive and up-to-date look at life with Down syndrome. Designed to meet the needs of parents and professionals alike, this edited volume addresses a variety of critical medical, developmental, educational, and vocational issues. It discusses current trends and presents the most recent update of the Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome Preventative Medical Check List, which groups by age medical assessments and other important information. Also covered are the controversial and high-profile issues surrounding alternative and nonconventional therapies. The book concludes with the personal stories of young adults with Down syndrome, including an account by Chris Burke of the television series Life Goes On. Filled with practical advice from leading practitioners and advocates in the field, Down Syndrome: A Promising Future, Together is an essential reference for families of people with Down syndrome, for primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals, and for researchers, educators, social workers, early intervention workers, and students.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
Advocacy Skills
If You Don't Like the Rules, Change Them!R. Bolduc
Extra Efforts Needed for Extracurricular InclusionL. Atkins
Health And Clinical Care
Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Down SyndromeW. Cohen and B. Patterson
Review of Clinical ResearchN. Roizen
The Incidence and Origin of Human TrisomiesT. Hassold
Understanding the Importance of the Genes on Chromosome 21D. Patterson
Alternative And Nonconventional Therapies
Pharmacological Therapies for Down Syndrome: Current InformationG. Capone
Alternative Therapies: From a Parent's PerspectiveP. Mattheis
Psychosocial Issues
The 3 Rs of Sexuality Education: Rights, Responsibilities, and RealitiesM. Carmody
Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Down SyndromeW. Cohen
Communication, Language, And Literacy
Individualizing Reading for Each Child's Ability and NeedsP. Oelwein
The Challenge of Linguistic Mastery in Down SyndromeA. Fowler
Inclusion is a Process, Not Just a PhilosophyM. Remus
The Meaning of Inclusion and Down SyndromeG. Wolpert
Transitions To Adulthood
Life Issues of Adolescence and Adults with Down SyndromeD. McGuire and B. Chicoine
The Role Of The Family
Family ValuesM. Berube
The Future: The Life Planning ApproachR. Fee
Believe in YourselfC. Burke
We Are All SpecialC. Todd