ISBN-10:
0470019484
ISBN-13:
9780470019481
Pub. Date:
10/20/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
Down Syndrome: Neurobehavioural Specificity / Edition 1

Down Syndrome: Neurobehavioural Specificity / Edition 1

by Jean-Adolphe Rondal PhD, Juan Perera

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Overview

Down Syndrome: Neurobehavioural Specificity / Edition 1

People with Down Syndrome show a specific developmental profilewith strengths in social understanding and visual learning andmemory, and more difficulties with motor processes, speech andlanguage, and auditory-vocal short-term memory. It is importantthat parents, practitioners and teachers know this and adaptinterventions and educational approaches to take account of thisparticular profile.

This is the only book to date that explains the developmentalprofile of people with Down Syndrome from its many differentangles. It covers a range of perspectives, including the biology,psychology, speech and language, health care, and social competenceof both children and adults with Down Syndrome. All the informationis gathered and placed in the context of the neuro-genetic sciencethat is developing around this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470019481
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Prof. Jean A. Rondal, University of Liège,Belgium
Prof. Rondal has studied the education of mentally retarded peoplefor over 40 years. He has won multiple awards for his outstandingscientific research at international conferences, and taught atseveral universities in Europe and North America. He co-founded theEuropean Down Syndrome Association and was president from 1997 to2000. He is currently a member of the Directorial Board of DownSyndrome International.

Dr. Juan Perera, University of the Balearic Islands,Spain
Dr. Perera has attained worldwide recognition for his conferences,research and publications. A guest lecturer at several European andAmerican universities, he has dedicated himself to isolating,studying and describing specific aspects of Down syndrome. He waspresident of the World Down Syndrome Congress held in Madrid in1997. He has also been a member of the Scientific Committee for thelast four world congresses and has organised six internationalsymposiums on the different aspects of Down syndrome inMajorca.

Table of Contents

List of contributors.

Foreword.

1 Specifi city in Down Syndrome: A New Therapeutic Criterion(J. Perera).

2 Down Syndrome: From Pathology to Pathogenesis (Krystyna E.Wisniewski, Elizabeth Kida, Adam A. Golabek, Mariusz Walus, AusmaRabe, Sonia Palminiello, Giorgio Albertini).

3 Ageing and Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s Disease in DownSyndrome (David Patterson).

4 Down Syndrome Specifi city in Health Issues (Alberto RasoreQuartino).

5 Neuropsychological Aspects of Down Syndrome (LynnNadel).

6 The Contribution of Memory to the Behavioural Phenotype ofDown Syndrome (Darlynne A. Devenny).

7 Specifi c Language Profiles in Down Syndrome and otherGenetic Syndromes of Mental Retardation (Jean-AdolpheRondal).

8 Total versus Partial Specifi city in the Behaviour of Personswith Down Syndrome (Robert M. Hodapp).

9 The Emergence of a Syndrome-specifi c Personality Profi le inYoung Children with Down Syndrome (Deborah J. Fidler).

10 Learning Diffi culties in Down Syndrome (Giovanni MariaGuazzo).

11 Off to a Good Start: Early Intervention for Infants and YoungChildren with Down Syndrome and their Families (DonnaSpiker).

12 Family Setting in Down Syndrome (Salvatore Soresi, LauraNota, Lea Ferrari).

Conclusions.

Index.

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