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Down Syndrome: Living and Learning in the Community

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Down Syndrome Living and Learning in the Community An invaluable guide to Down syndrome—for parents and health care officials alike Recent advances in medicine are allowing people with Down syndrome to live longer and more productively—while at the same time creating new medical and social challenges for them and the people who provide their care. Down Syndrome: Living and Learning in the Community, which was written under the auspices of the National Down Syndrome Society, provides long-awaited, state-of-the-art...

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Overview

Down Syndrome Living and Learning in the Community An invaluable guide to Down syndrome—for parents and health care officials alike Recent advances in medicine are allowing people with Down syndrome to live longer and more productively—while at the same time creating new medical and social challenges for them and the people who provide their care. Down Syndrome: Living and Learning in the Community, which was written under the auspices of the National Down Syndrome Society, provides long-awaited, state-of-the-art information and advice about the condition, including:
* An overview of the latest medical advances
* Information about the programs and services now available to people with Down syndrome
* Commentaries by young adults with Down syndrome who describe in their own words their feelings and accomplishments and offer indispensable advice
This book will prove an invaluable tool for parents and health care professionals, enabling people with Down syndrome to cope with the problems they face and participate to the fullest in community life.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471022015
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNN NADEL is Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He is the author of the medical book Down Syndrome and Alzheimer Disease (Wiley). DONNA ROSENTHAL is a past executive director of the National Down Syndrome Society.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Vision of the Future 3
Fostering Independence from Early Childhood 15
Inspiring Self-Esteem: A Parent's Perspective 18
The Magic of Family Empowerment 21
Perspective 27
Understanding Behavior in Its Developmental Context 29
Aspects of Behavior from Birth to Puberty 37
Social Life, Dating, and Marriage 43
The Myth and Realities of Depression and Down Syndrome 50
Alzheimer Disease: A Health Risk of Growing Older with Down Syndrome 58
Perspective 65
Sisters and Brothers of Persons with Down Syndrome: An Intimate Look at Their Experiences 67
Project Child 73
Support for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Revolution in Expectations 75
Linking Parents with Parents: The Family Connection Casebook of Best Practices in Family Support 84
Long-Term Caring: Family Experiences over the Life Course 91
Aging and Down Syndrome: Lifetime Planning for the Older Adult 99
Perspective 105
Neural and Cognitive Development in Down Syndrome 107
The Development of Early Language Skills in Children with Down Syndrome 115
Linguistic Variability in Persons with Down Syndrome: Research and Implications 121
Perspectives on Grammatical Development in Down Syndrome 132
Perspective 137
Inclusion in Education and Community Life 138
Peer-Related Social Competence and Inclusion of Young Children 147
Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools and Classrooms with their Nondisabled Peers 154
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome to Read and Write 158
Curricular Adaptations: Reconfiguring Teaching Practice to Support Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms 170
Basis of Reading Skill in Young Adults with Down Syndrome 182
Computer Learning in Early Elementary and Postsecondary Education 197
Perspective 205
Early Interdisciplinary Specialized Care of Children with Down Syndrome 207
Obesity and Nutrition in Children with Down Syndrome 213
Musculoskeletal Disorders in Persons with Down Syndrome 216
Neurological Problems Associated with Down Syndrome 223
Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Issues in Medical Care, Sexuality, and Community Living 230
Clinical Follow-up of Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome 238
Perspective 247
Living in the Community: Beyond the Continuum 249
Innovation in the Way People with Disabilities Can Be Supported to Live and Participate in Community Life 256
Supported Employment for People with Disabilities: What Progress Has Been Made? 263
Creative Job Options: A Chance to Work 276
Index 289
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