Down Syndrome: The Facts / Edition 2

Down Syndrome: The Facts / Edition 2

by Mark Selikowitz
     
 


Dr. Mark Selikowitz, a consultant paediatrician, has drawn on his extensive experience with children with Down syndrome to write this sympathetic and authoritative book, widely regarded as the definitive guide for parents. In this new edition, he looks at the many new opportunities that have appeared over the past few years in the educational, social, and… See more details below

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Dr. Mark Selikowitz, a consultant paediatrician, has drawn on his extensive experience with children with Down syndrome to write this sympathetic and authoritative book, widely regarded as the definitive guide for parents. In this new edition, he looks at the many new opportunities that have appeared over the past few years in the educational, social, and employment spheres for people with Down syndrome. These have been accompanied by favorable changes in community attitudes. A particularly encouraging development is the greater attention paid to the wishes of people with Down syndrome. The book offers advice and reassurance to these people and provides an essential guide to their parents and the many health workers who come in contact with Down syndrome children and adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192626622
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Facts Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1The first days are the hardest1
2Coping with family and friends12
3What is Down syndrome?24
4How Down syndrome comes about31
5Your child's development41
6Your child's health63
7The heart83
8Your child's behaviour91
9A guide to services102
10Assessment109
11Early intervention and pre-school groups118
12Which school?129
13Adolescence138
14Adulthood149
15Controversial treatments169
16Future pregnancies176
Conclusion186
Appendix: Useful addresses187
Index188

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