Down Syndrome: An Introduction for Parents and Carers (Human Horizons)

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Updated to reflect the most current information in the field, this practical reference addresses the early reactions and feelings that parents may have as well as how a family can adapt when a child is diagnosed with Down syndrome. From birth to adulthood, the mental, motor, and social development of those living with the illness are explored in detail. Drawing from a comprehensive study of more than 160 children born with Down syndrome the largest survey of its type ever carried out this overview provides a sympathetic and understanding approach to this developmental disability, allowing parents to make the best decisions for their children’s future and their own.

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Cliff Cunningham is a visiting professor of applied psychology at Liverpool’s John Moores University and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the 2009 World Down Syndrome Congress. He is the author of Families and Their Children with Down’s Syndrome and Understanding Down Syndrome.

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