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Title:
Down syndrome : the facts
Author:
Selikowitz, Mark.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
vi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192618726

9780192619013
Format :
Book

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Central Library RJ506.D68 S45 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

This lucid guide provides advice and reassurance for parents of children with Down syndrome. It is unique in its positive approach, reflecting the change in attitude towards those afflicted with the disease. The book includes useful information on raising Down syndrome children at home, as well as the many other choices that are now open to parents. Also covered are the role of early intervention, special health checks, learning alternative treatments, work, marriage, and reproduction.


Summary

This lucid guide provides advice and reassurance for parents of children with Down syndrome. It is unique in its positive approach, reflecting the change in attitude towards those afflicted with the disease. The book includes useful information on raising Down syndrome children at home, as well as the many other choices that are now open to parents. Also covered are the role of early intervention, special health checks, learning alternative treatments, work, marriage, and reproduction.


Table of Contents

1 The First Days are the Hardest
2 Coping with Family and Friends
3 What is Down Syndrome?
4 How Down Syndrome Comes About
5 Your Child's Development
6 Your Child's Health
7 The Heart
8 Your Child's Behavior
9 A Guide to Services
10 Assessment
11 Early Intervention and the Pre-School Years
12 Which School?
13 Adolescence
14 Adulthood
15 Controversial Treatments
16 Future Pregnancies
17 Conclusion

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