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Down Syndrome

ISBN-10: 0199232776

ISBN-13: 9780199232772

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Mark Selikowitz

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Down syndrome is a genetic condition which causes varying degrees of learning disability as well as other health problems. Nearly one baby in every 1000 born in the UK has the condition. Parents are often frightened and confused by the birth of a baby with Down syndrome, and they needreassurance as well as up-to-date information regarding the condition.The new edition of this highly regarded book for parents of children with Down syndrome will cover a number of important new developments in research and clinical practice that have occurred in the field in recent years. These include several newly recognised medical conditions that are known tooccur more commonly in patients with Down syndrome (e.g., glaucoma, gastrointestinal malformations, feeding difficulties, gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac disease, and diabetes) . This expanded edition will also include new recommendations regarding routine health checks in line with those of theUK Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (UKDSMIG). Additionally the book will cover new prenatal screening methods have been developed to identify Down syndrome during pregnancy.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

The first days are the hardest
Coping with family and friends
What is Down syndrome?
How Down syndrome comes about?
Your child's development
Your child's health
The heart
Your child's behaviour
A guide to services
Assessment
Early intervention and pre-school groups
Which school?
Adolescence
Adulthood
Controversial treatments
Furture pregnancies
Conclusion
Useful resources and further reading