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Down Syndrome

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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 need reassurance 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 covers 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 to occur more commonly in patients with Down syndrome, for example, glaucoma, gastrointestinal malformations, feeding difficulties, gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac disease, and diabetes. This expanded
edition also includes new recommendations regarding routine health checks in line with those of the UK Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (UKDSMIG). Additionally the book covers new prenatal screening methods which have been developed to identify Down syndrome during pregnancy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 13mm | 260g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Various illustrations and line drawings
  • 0199232776
  • 9780199232772
  • 391,585

Table of contents

CONCLUSION; USEFUL RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING
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Review Text

Review from previous edition This is an excellent book. Its open and sensitive approach is aimed principally at parents, however the breadth and depth of coverage is such that is will be of interest to most professionals working in this field. All the important areas are covered, including some such as marriage and procreation which are not always considered. The issues are presented in a clear factual manner, emphasising at all times the characteristics that people with Down Syndrome have in common with all people - their individuality, dignity, right to choice and potential to benefit from appropriate opportunity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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An excellent basic book for parents written by an Australian Community Paediatrician. The book was revised in 1997 and medical information remains relevant and up-to-date. The sections on early reactions and coping are sympathetically written. Nevertheless this is probably the book of choice for first time parents and also contains much useful information for professionals. * UK Down's Syndrome Medical Interest Group * Review from previous edition This is an excellent book. Its open and sensitive approach is aimed principally at parents, however the breadth and depth of coverage is such that is will be of interest to most professionals working in this field. All the important areas are covered, including some such as marriage and procreation which are not always considered. The issues are presented in a clear factual manner, emphasising at all times the characteristics
that people with Down Syndrome have in common with all people - their individuality, dignity, right to choice and potential to benefit from appropriate opportunity. * Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health *
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About Mark Selikowitz

Dr Mark Selikowitz is a consultant developmental paediatrician based in Sydney, Australia. He has extensive experience of treating children with developmental problems and is the author of several other books, including "Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts" (OUP, 1998) and "ADHD: The Facts" (OUP, 2004).
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