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Everything you need to know about Down syndrome
Bowman-Kruhm, Mary.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Examines causes of Down syndrome, new developments in medical treatment, and changes in attitudes toward people who have this condition.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.3 1.0 2703.
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North Collins Library RJ506.D68 B68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-These books begin with a description of the characteristics or symptoms that constitute the condition or physical disability and discussions of the causes, both known and speculated. The medical treatments, schooling, and family life of individuals with these conditions are also briefly covered. The language of the books is simple, with medical terms explained both in the texts and in the glossaries. Short personal narratives and comments are italicized and incorporated into both volumes. The books have large print and clearly defined sections. The photographs, mostly black and white, show children and teens engaged in different activities. In Down Syndrome, the author explains the focus of some helpful organizations and Web sites. Cerebral Palsy includes numerous Web sites and online discussion forums. While not "everything" readers may "need to know," these volumes do provide basic introductory information.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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