Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down Syndrome

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The editors of Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down Syndrome have compiled a body of research which does more than categorize this historically misunderstood and misrepresented condition. Once believed to signify regression to an ethnic variant of lower cultural standing, Down syndrome has become the subject of interdisciplinary research. This volume approaches the condition from perspectives in fields such as psychology, dentistry, and rehabilitation; issues discussed within these disciplines reveal a...
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Overview

The editors of Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down Syndrome have compiled a body of research which does more than categorize this historically misunderstood and misrepresented condition. Once believed to signify regression to an ethnic variant of lower cultural standing, Down syndrome has become the subject of interdisciplinary research. This volume approaches the condition from perspectives in fields such as psychology, dentistry, and rehabilitation; issues discussed within these disciplines reveal a wider range of potential understanding as experts examine Down syndrome individuals and the concerns which surround them, from alternative and controversial therapies to sexuality and reproduction.
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This volume blends the clinical expertise of more than 20 authors in the fields of medicine, psychology, dentistry, nursing, and rehabilitation along with an extensive literature review, individual research of contributors, and a large data file compiled from interdisciplinary evaluations of individuals with Down syndrome. for those who seek practical and theoretical information about management styles and changing perspectives and attitudes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

I: Assessment, Characteristics, and Clinical Management in Down Syndrome.- 1 Common Medical Problems.- 2 Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems and Hearing Abnormalities.- 3 Ophthalmological Aspects.- 4 Cardiac Conditions.- 5 Dental Problems.- 6 Foot and Other Musculoskeletal Problems.- 7 Motor and Hand Function.- 8 Problems in Feeding.- 9 Nutrition Assessment of the Child with Down Syndrome.- 10 Developmental Assessment.- 11 P300 Latency and Cognitive Ability.- 12 Consonant Phoneme, and Distinctive Feature Error Patterns in Speech.- 13 Language Development and Intervention.- II: Topics and Issues in Down Syndrome.- 14 Interdisciplinary Approaches.- 15 Development and Behavior.- 16 Down Syndrome and Leukemia.- 17 Issues of Family Interaction, Parenting, and Parent Groups.- 18 Sexuality, Reproduction, and Contraception.- 19 Alternative and Controversial Therapies.- Suggested Reading List.- Appendices (1–13).
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