Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

Editor(s): William I. Cohen, Lynn Nadel, Myra E. Madnick

Published Online: 21 MAR 2003

Print ISBN: 9780471418153

Online ISBN: 9780471227571

DOI: 10.1002/0471227579

About this Book

Providing a comprehensive survey of the clinical, educational, developmental, psychosocial, and transitional issues relevant to people with Down syndrome, this book addresses the needs of family members, caregivers, and professionals alike. Edited in association with the National Down Syndrome Society, this up-to-date treatment incorporates the newest developments concerning sexuality, inclusion, transition into adulthood, and legislation, as well as a discussion of the Human Genome Project and the sequencing of chromosome 21.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Self-Determination

  2. Part II: Self-Advocacy

    1. Chapter 4

      Having a Life (pages 105–111)

      John Peter Illarramendi, Jeffery Mattson and Mia Peterson

  3. Part III: Advocacy

  4. Part IV: Role of the Family

  5. Part V: Health and Clinical Care

  6. Part VI: Research

    1. Chapter 20

      The Genetic Origins of Cognition and Heart Disease in Down Syndrome (pages 275–294)

      Julie R. Korenberg, Gillian Barlow, Lora S. Salandanan, Pranay Bhattacharyya, Xiao-Ning Chen and Gary E. Lyons

  7. Part VII: Psycho-Social Issues

  8. Part VIII: Education/Inclusion

  9. Part IX: Communication, Math, and Language Skills

  10. Part X: Turning the Vision into Reality

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