Genetics And Mental Retardation Syndromes: A New look at Behavior and Interventions / Edition 1

Genetics And Mental Retardation Syndromes: A New look at Behavior and Interventions / Edition 1

by Elisabeth M. Dykens, Robert M. Hodapp, Brenda M. Finucane
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557664714

ISBN-13: 9781557664716

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

New genetic causes of mental retardation are being discovered at rapid rates - every day more people are diagnosed with specific syndromes. This comprehensive and timely guide identifies characteristics of people who have these syndromes to help you understand their behaviors and their needs, so you'll be able to provide better interventions and create wider community

Overview

New genetic causes of mental retardation are being discovered at rapid rates - every day more people are diagnosed with specific syndromes. This comprehensive and timely guide identifies characteristics of people who have these syndromes to help you understand their behaviors and their needs, so you'll be able to provide better interventions and create wider community inclusion. You'll get easy-to-read, detailed discussions of four major syndromes - Down, Williams, fragile X, and Prader-Willi - on genetic causes and implications, prevalence, basic physical characteristics, cognitive profiles, speech and language, medical complications, and behaviors. Research-based intervention strategies are explained to help you with education, personal relationships, employment, and residential issues. Five other, less researched syndromes - velocardiofacial, Rubinstein-Taybi, Angelman, Smith-Magenis, and 5p- (cri du chat) - are also featured, giving you in-depth information you won't find elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557664716
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
323
Sales rank:
1,092,125
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


I. Introduction to Behavioral and Genetic Issues
  1. Toward Etiology-Based Work
  2. Applying the New Genetics
II. Genetic Disorders
  1. Down Syndrome
  2. Williams Syndrome
  3. Fragile X Syndrome
  4. Prader-Willi Syndrome
  5. Five Other Intriguing Syndromes
III. New Directions
  1. Next Steps for Research

References
Resources
Index

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