9780521386678

Children With Downs Syndrome

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521386678

  • ISBN10:

    0521386675

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-04-01
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

This volume offers a state-of-art review of what is known about young children with Down syndrome from a developmental perspective. The underlying theme of the book is that children with Down syndrome, despite their constitutional anomalies and their additional medical and biological problems, can be understood from a normative developmental framework. Interventions guided by developmental principles in the biological, educational and psychological realms are more likely to result in informed knowledge about how best to help children with Down syndrome and their families. Children with Down Syndrome will appeal to researchers, theoreticians, educators, and clinicians in a range of disciplines, as well as to parents, social policymakers, and other advocates for the best interests of children with Down syndrome.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Applying the developmental perspective to individuals with Down syndrome
2. An organizational approach to the study of Down syndrome: contributions to an integrative theory of development
3. Temperament and Down syndrome
4. Interactions between parents and their infants with Down syndrome
5. Attention, memory, and perception in infants with Down syndrome: a review and commentary
6. Sensorimotor development of infants with Down syndrome
7. The growth of self-monitoring among young children with Down syndrome
8. Early conceptual development of children with Down syndrome
9. Language abilities in children with Down syndrome: evidence for a specific delay
10. Beyond sensorimotor functioning: early communicative and play development of children with Down Syndrome
11. Peer relations of children with Down syndrome
12. Families of children with Down syndrome: ecological contexts and characteristics
13. Early intervention from a developmental perspective
Name index
Subject index.

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