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Down Syndrome: A Review of Current Knowledge

Jean-Adolphe Rondal PhD

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ISBN 10: 1861560621 / ISBN 13: 9781861560629
Published by Wiley, 1999
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Title: Down Syndrome: A Review of Current Knowledge

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1.

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This text contains a collection of papers presented at the 6thWorld Congress on Down's Syndrome, held in Madrid in October 1997.The papers focus on the scientific advances and therapeuticpractices that make it possible for people with Down's syndrome toenjoy good health, to be recognized socially, to go to mainstreamschool, to have a job, to integrate in their community and to enjoya better quality of life.

The papers aim to reflect the dynamism of the Down's syndromecommunity at national and international levels, and the questionsand solutions envisaged in many parts of the world. They alsohighlight the challenges for future concern. The most important andurgent challenges discussed are: increased recognition of thesyndromic specificity of Down's syndrome; better knowledge of thegenetic mechanisms inducing Down's syndrome and of the individualvariation at the genetic and epigenetic level (particularly braindevelopment); more precise characterization of psychological,educational and social development in Down's syndrome individuals;continued improvement of medical care for the whole life cycle ofDown's syndrome individuals; better and specialized schooltechniques and approaches for tracking literacy and computationalskills in Down's syndrome children and adolescents; more effectiveways of integrating Down syndrome individuals into society andmaking them feel and be fully-fledged members of our socialstructures; and adequate medical, psychological, and social care ofageing Down's syndrome persons

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Jen A. Rondal, University of Liege, Belgium - Juan Perera, University of the Baleares Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Lynn Nadel, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

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