Educating Children with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (Also Known As 22q11. 2 Deletion Syndrome and Digeorge Syndrome)

Educating Children with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (Also Known As 22q11. 2 Deletion Syndrome and Digeorge Syndrome)

by Donna Cutler-Landsman
     
 

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Velo-cardio-facial-syndrome, also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and DiGeorge syndrome, is relatively new - the genetic test to determine if a child has it has only been available since 1994. This second edition effectively blends the thoughtful research that has transpired within the past 15 years with practical and current educational strategies to better

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Velo-cardio-facial-syndrome, also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and DiGeorge syndrome, is relatively new - the genetic test to determine if a child has it has only been available since 1994. This second edition effectively blends the thoughtful research that has transpired within the past 15 years with practical and current educational strategies to better meet the needs of children with VCFS and other developmental disabilities. To first address the scientific information that is needed to understand the syndrome and the implications of current research, expert contributors present the results of studies involving brain abnormalities, language/learning profiles and psychiatric/behavioral difficulties. For the second edition, information from the most recent research and studies has been included to make the text as up-to-date as possible. These valuable chapters are written in a reader-friendly manner to help parents, professionals, and teachers gain useful and necessary comprehension of the unique characteristics of the VCFS population. The second part of the book is a practical guide to educating a child with VCFS from birth through adulthood. Divided into the various stages of development from preschool to adulthood, it includes information regarding the necessary tests special education teams should run, typical difficulties associated with learning, changes that occur with ability as the child matures (drop in IQ scores and increased learning challenges), as well as behavioral problems in the school setting. The second edition includes expanded and enhanced coverage of bullying and the social/emotional aspects of VCFS. Each section includes discussions of the learning challenges and accommodations that can be used at school and at home during that stage of maturity. For the second edition, the author has added more information on common core standards and standardized testing for children with disabilities. The authors also

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597564922
Publisher:
Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
473,682
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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