LIVING WITH GENETIC SYNDROMES ASSS

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Overview

In this book the author explores the impact of various genetic syndromes on children's lives. She describes conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, discussing their practical implications for daily life and the physical and behavioral symptoms associated with them.

An accessible introduction to genetics precedes detailed investigations of the ways in which young people are affected by genetic conditions: the extent to which their behavior is determined, the difficulties they face and the ways in which they can achieve independence and fulfillment. Case studies of individuals the author has worked with add to the personal approach of this book and help to ensure 'the child behind the syndrome' is always visible.

Health and education professionals, parents and carers will find this readable and informative book invaluable in understanding the worlds of those who live with a genetic syndrome linked to an intellectual disability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029844
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 568,592
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
1 Introduction 9
2 An Oasis of Humanity 12
3 Genes and Behaviour 16
4 The First Smile 25
5 Down Syndrome: What's in a Name? 32
6 Williams Syndrome 50
7 Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome 60
8 Fragile X Syndrome: A Constitutional Threshold Experience 66
9 Foetal Alcohol Syndrome 81
10 Prader-Willi Syndrome 93
11 Angelman Syndrome 104
12 Angelman and Prader-Willi Syndromes: A Polarity 120
13 Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome 125
14 The Sun Cross 131
Bibliography 137
Subject Index 139
Author Index 142
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