Down Syndrome: A Promising Future, Together

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Terry J. Hassold, David Patterson
Wiley, 1999 - Medical - 293 pages
Down Syndrome: A Promising Future, Together provides a comprehensive and up-to-date look at life with Down syndrome. Designed to meet the needs of parents and professionals alike, this edited volume addresses a variety of critical medical, developmental, educational, and vocational issues. It discusses current trends and presents the most recent update of the Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome Preventative Medical Check List, which groups by age medical assessments and other important information. Also covered are the controversial and high-profile issues surrounding alternative and nonconventional therapies. The book concludes with the personal stories of young adults with Down syndrome, including an account by Chris Burke of the television series Life Goes On. Filled with practical advice from leading practitioners and advocates in the field, Down Syndrome: A Promising Future, Together is an essential reference for families of people with Down syndrome, for primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals, and for researchers, educators, social workers, early intervention workers, and students.

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