The Down's Syndrome Handbook: The Practical Handbook for Parents and Carers

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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Combining medical knowledge with sympathetic common sense, this completely updated comprehensive handbook offers help and advice to all parents and carers of children with Down's syndrome, and shows them how to help their children flourish and reach their full potential. Written in association with the Down's Syndrome Association, this book goes beyond the average introduction to Down's syndrome and addresses the questions, practical or otherwise, that parents will often find themselves asking, and also offers information and advice on a wide variety of related issues, including:--current medical knowledge about the condition--advice on the special care of babies and young children--education and training--emotional and sexual development--integration into society

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Medical aspects of Downs syndrome
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Dr Richard Newton is Director of Clinical Services at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He has a son with Down's syndrome.

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