Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down Syndrome (Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780387969879: Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down Syndrome (Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The management of and attitudes toward children and adults with Down syndrome have undergone considerable changes in the course of the condi­ tion's long history (Zellweger, 1977, 1981, Zellweger & Patil, 1987). J. E. D. Esquirol (1838) and E. Seguin (1846) were probably the first physicians to witness the condition without using currently accepted diagnostic designa­ tions. Seguin coined the terms furfuraceus or lowland cretinism in contradis­ tinction to the goiterous cretinism endemic at that time in the Swiss Alps. Esquirol, as well as Seguin, had a positive attitude toward persons who were mentally ill or mentally subnormal. Esquirol pioneered a more humane treatment in mental institutions and Seguin created the first homes in France, and later in the United States, aimed at educating persons who were mentally subnormal. The term mongolian idiocy was coined by J. H. L. Down in England (1866). The term is misleading in several respects: (1) Down identified the epicanthic folds seen in many children with Down syndrome with the additional skin fold in the upper lid occurring particularly in people of Oriental (Mongolian) descent; and (2) Down also erred by assuming that Down syndrome represented regression to an ethnic variant of lower cultural standing. Such an interpretation might have been understandable at a time when the myth of Anglo-Saxon superiority was widely accepted by the British. Charles Darwin's then highly acclaimed theory of origin of the species may have contributed to such a concept.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 99.00
US$ 676.69

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Springer (1989)
ISBN 10: 038796987X ISBN 13: 9780387969879
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M038796987X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 676.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds