Focuses entirely on health care of people with Down Syndrome throughout their life span, from birth to old age. With the remarkable strides that have been made in research and medicine in the past decade, people with Down Syndrome are living longer and healthier lives and are actively participating in all aspects of community life. Health care is a critical factor in this process. The first section explores the genetic basis for Down Syndrome as well as discusses speech and language development in children; the second section highlights clinical advances in treatment.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT.
Advances in the Understanding of Chromosome 21 and Down Syndrome (J. Korenberg, et al.).
Current and Future Modes of Prenatal Diagnosis (M. Bogart).
Analysis of Non-Disjunction in Human Autosomal Trisomies (T. Hassold, et al.).
LEARNING AND COGNITION.
Learning and Cognition in Down Syndrome (L. Nadel).
Development of Speech and Language in Children with Down Syndrome (J. Miller).
The Person with Down Syndrome: Medical Concerns and Educational Strategies (S. Pueschel).
Cardiorespiratory Problems in Children with Down Syndrome (L. Kidd).
Endocrine Function in Down Syndrome (E. McCoy).
Susceptibility to Infectious Disease in Down Syndrome (D. Lang).
Neurological and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Down Syndrome (I. Lott).
Ocular Disorders in Down Syndrome (T. France).
ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
Sexuality and Community Living (W. Schwab).
Aging and Alzheimer's Disease in People with Down Syndrome (K. Wisniewski, et al.).