Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life / Edition 1

Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life / Edition 1

by Siegfried M. Pueschel, Maria Sustrova, Maria Sustrova
     
 

Scientific advances, enlightened legislation, better employment opportunities, and psychoeducational breakthroughs give young people with Down syndome a better chance than ever of leading fulfilling, happy lives. Adolescents with Down Syndrome fills the previously existing gap in support resources for young adults and their families.

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Overview

Scientific advances, enlightened legislation, better employment opportunities, and psychoeducational breakthroughs give young people with Down syndome a better chance than ever of leading fulfilling, happy lives. Adolescents with Down Syndrome fills the previously existing gap in support resources for young adults and their families.

Caring and comprehensive, this book takes a holistic approach to the issues, focusing on the person with Down syndrome. Experts from diverse backgrounds provide information and perspective on biomedical, psychological, social, sexual, behavioral, educational, vocational, recreational, and legal concerns. Readers will also learn how to encourage good nutrition and exercise, promote self-esteem and self-competence, respond to challenging behavior, enhance learning experiences, plan for transitions, and help teens develop leisure pursuits.

Educators, physicians, psychologists, families, and other practitioners will use this book to ensure that they are providing optimal care and support to young adults growing up with Down syndrome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557662811
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
The Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
1General Health Issues and Medical Care9
2Nutritional Concerns17
3Physical Growth27
4Adolescent Development and Sexual Maturation35
5Gynecologic Concerns39
6Selected Medical Conditions47
7Growing into a Social-Sexual Being59
8Promoting Adolescent Self-Competence71
9Cognitive Functioning: Issues in Theory and Practice91
10Language Development99
11Behavior Concerns111
12Psychiatric Disorders129
13Inclusive Educational Schooling145
14Secondary Education: Planning for the Future161
15The Computer as a Tool for Learning181
16Beyond High School: Postsecondary Education as a Transition Outcome199
17Legal Protections for Students with Disabilities215
18Transition from School to Work235
19Supported Employment: Providing Work in the Community245
20Opportunities for Employment: Creative Approaches267
21The Role of the Family287
22Community Support and Participation: Getting Over a Fear of Heights301
23Promoting Quality of Life Through Recreation Participation317
24Special Olympics and Athletes with Down Syndrome341
25Youth and Community Life: Expanding Options and Choices359
Appendix: Resource List381
Index387

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