A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future, Revised Edition

Author: Siegfried M. Pueschel

Format: Paperback, 352 pages, 5.5 x 8.3
ISBN: 9781557664525
Price: $24.95

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For over 10 years, parents and professionals have trusted Dr. Pueschel's bestselling book A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome—and now, they can get the latest information in his newly updated edition. Crossing the lifespan, this thorough volume highlights developmental stages and shows recent advances that can improve a child's quality of life. New topics covered include

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997
  • innovative services, programs, and support groups
  • the latest prenatal genetic testing methods
  • the impact of play on gross motor development
  • association of Down syndrome with other disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Written by leading experts, many of whom are parents of children with Down syndrome themselves, readers will get the advice and insight in this easy-to-read reference.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
  1. From Parent to Parent
    Claire D. Canning
  2. A Brief History of Down Syndrome
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  3. Exploring the Causes of Down Syndrome
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  4. Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  5. A Child with Down Syndrome is Born
    Ann Murphy
  6. Physical Features of the Child
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  7. Medical Concerns and Health Issues
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  8. Treatments Approaches
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  9. What to Expect as Your Child Develops
    Claire D. Canning and Siegfried M. Pueschel
  10. Feeding the Young Child
    Elizabeth Zausmer and Siegfried M. Pueschel
  11. Early Developmental Stimulation
    Elizabeth Zausmer
  12. Stimulating the Child's Gross Motor Development
    Elizabeth Zausmer
  13. Fine Motor Skills and Play: The Road to Cognitive Learning
    Elizabeth Zausmer
  14. Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
    Ann Murphy
  15. Developing Communication Skills
    DeAnna Horstmeier
  16. Preschool and Kindergarten: A Time of Enlightenment and Achievement
    Claire D. Canning
  17. Education from Childhood Through Adolescence
    H.D. Bud Fredericks
  18. Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
    Jean P. Edwards
  19. Recreation: Key to a More Fulfilling Quality of Community Life
    John Rynders
  20. Working in the Community Through Supported Employment: It's All About Choices
    Darlene D. Unger
  21. Does Parenting Ever End? Experiences of Parents of Adults with Down Syndrome
    Dorothy Robison, Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, and Marsha Mailick Seltzer
  22. Biomedical Research and the Future of Down Syndrome
    Alberto C.S. Costa

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