Children with Down Syndrome: A Developmental Perspective

  • Publish Date: 1990-03-30
  • Binding: Paperback
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The underlying theme of this book is that children with Down syndrome despite their constitutional anomalies and their additional medical problems can be understood from a normative developmental framework The contributions all of which are based on the latest theories and research demonstrate that the application of a developmental perspective to the study of young children with Down syndrome sheds light on the universality of ontogenetic sequences stages and structures and highlights the respective roles of biological perceptual cognitive linguistic social and emotional factors in the developmental process Finally it is shown that the application of a developmental perspective will suggest age and stage appropriate interventions for Down syndrome children and their families This will be a suitable book for psychologists psychiatrists special education teachers pediatricians and other medical researchers interested in Down syndrome and mental retardation as well as graduate students in these areas This volume offers a state of art review of what is known about young children with Down syndrome from a developmental perspective The underlying theme of the book is that children with Down syndrome despite their constitutional anomalies and their additional medical and biological problems can be understood from a normative developmental framework Interventions guided by developmental principles in the biological educational and psychological realms are more likely to result in informed knowledge about how best to help children with Down syndrome and their families Children with Down Syndrome will appeal to researchers theoreticians educators and clinicians in a range of disciplines as well as to parents social policymakers and other advocates for the best interests of children with Down syndrome This volume presents a state of the art review of what is known about young children with Down syndrome from a developmental perspective Th



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