Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

by Dawn Laney

Hardcover(Library Binding - Library Edition)

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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737740257
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2008
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Understanding Down Syndrome
Defining Down Syndrome   Rosalyn S. Carson-DeWitt   Bryan R. Cobb     13
Causes of Down Syndrome$dNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development     20
The Past, Present, and Future of Down Syndrome   Blythe G. Crissman   Gordon Worley   Nancy Roizen   Priya S. Kishnani     26
Medical Care and Therapies for People with Down Syndrome$dNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development     33
Recent Advances in Research May Lead to New Therapies   Carey Goldberg     42
Controversies in Down Syndrome
Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome Provides Powerful Knowledge to Parents   Jose C. Florez     48
Prenatal Testing Should Not Be Biased Toward Abortion   Patricia E. Bauer     52
Most Children with Down Syndrome Should Be Educated in Integrated Classrooms$dNational Down Syndrome Society     58
Mainstreaming Does Not Meet the Social Needs of All Children with Down Syndrome   Amy Dockser Marcus     68
Sterilization Should Be an Option for Down Syndrome Individuals   Hoangmai H. Pham   Barron H. Lerner     78
Sterilization Takes Away Basic Human Rights$dDisabled Peoples' International     88
Personal Perspectives on DownSyndrome
I Am a Person with Lots of Plans   Eleanor Bailey     93
I Am Like Other Teens   Melissa Riggio   Rachel Buchholz     97
An Unexpected Blessing   John C. McGinley   Lori Berger     101
My Child Has Unlimited Potential   Sue Mayer     106
My Brother Jacob Is Special   Sarah Baltisberger     112
Glossary     114
Chronology     116
Organizations to Contact     120
For Further Reading     123
Index     126

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