The Adult with Down Syndrome
A New Challenge for Society
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Adult with Down Syndrome by Jean-Adolphe Rondal
Book DescriptionThe marked increase in life-expectancy in Down syndrome since the 1990s, although a very good sign in itself, raises important questions regarding the health issues, cognitive involution and social and professional inclusion of people with the condition. In this text, a large group of leading specialists have supplied a series of papers on many aspects of this issue, ranging from epidemiology, genetics, medical issues, Alzheimer's disease, cognition and language, to sexual behaviour and contraception, family issues, professional orientation and work experiences. This book should be of interest to physicians, psychologists, social workers and educators working in the field who wish to provide evidence-based interventions for persons with Down syndrome advancing in age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861563972
(230mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Whurr Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jean-Adolphe Rondal
Neurocognitive Rehabilitation of Down Syndrome, Paperback (June 2011)
Describes how early cognitive intervention in children with Down syndrome can reduce, or compensate for, the major characteristic deficits.
Therapies and Rehabilitation in Down Syndrome, Paperback (April 2007)
Therapies and Rehabilitation in Down Syndrome covers the entire lifespan of a DS patient, from infancy to 60 years and beyond, focusing not simply on identifying problems, but providing a detailed look at major therapeutic approaches.
Down Syndrome, Paperback (July 2006)
The key question in this provocative and state-of-the-art research volume is whether people with Down syndrome have a specific developmental profile of strengths, weaknesses, and needs on which early intervention, education, and healthcare should be based if they are to be effective.
Intellectual Disabilities, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Jean-Adolphe Rondal
Advances in biobehavioural sciences are bringing important changes in the field of intellectual disabilities. Of particular interest is the description of particular behavioural phenotypes related to but distinct from genotypes, and the extent to which they are specific.
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