A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future

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Siegfried M. Pueschel
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 338 pages
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For over 10 years, parents and professionals have trusted Dr. Pueschel's bestselling book A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome--and now, they can get the latest information in his newly updated edition translated into Spanish. Crossing the lifespan, this thorough volume highlights developmental stages and shows recent advances that can improve a child's quality of life. New topics covered include

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997
  • innovative services, programs, and support groups
  • the latest prenatal genetic testing methods
  • the impact of play on gross motor development
  • association of Down syndrome with other disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Written by leading experts, many of whom are parents of children with Down syndrome themselves, readers will get the advice and insight in this easy-to-read reference.

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Contents

Pueschel
9
Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling
29
Physical Features of the Child
51
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About the author (2001)


Siegfried M. Pueschel, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., studied medicine in Germany and graduated from the Medical Academy of Düsseldorf in 1960. He then pursued his postgraduate studies at The Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Montreal Children's Hospital in Quebec, Canada. In 1967, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts; in 1985, he was awarded a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston; and in 1996, he was granted a Doctor of Juris degree from the Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. From 1967 to 1975, Dr. Pueschel worked at the Developmental Evaluation Clinic of The Children's Hospital in Boston. There he became director of the first Down Syndrome Program and provided leadership to the PKU and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Program. In 1975, Dr. Pueschel was appointed director of the Child Development Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He continued to pursue his interests in clinical activities, research, and teaching in the fields of developmental disabilities, biochemical genetics, and chromosome abnormalities. Dr. Pueschel is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. His academic appointments include Lecturer in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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