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Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability - Marga Hogenboom

Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Paperback Published: 15th June 2001
ISBN: 9781853029844
Number Of Pages: 144

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In this book the author explores the impact of various genetic syndromes on children's lives. She describes conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, discussing their practical implications for daily life and the physical and behavioural symptoms associated with them. An accessible introduction to genetics precedes detailed investigations of the ways in which young people are affected by genetic conditions: the extent to which their behaviour is determined, the difficulties they face and the ways in which they can achieve independence and fulfilment. Case studies of individuals the author has worked with add to the personal approach of this book and help to ensure 'the child behind the syndrome' is always visible. Health and education professionals, parents and carers will find this readable and informative book invaluable in understanding the worlds of those who live with a genetic syndrome linked to an intellectual disability.

Acknowledgementsp. 8
Introductionp. 9
An Oasis of Humanityp. 12
Genes and Behaviourp. 16
The First Smilep. 25
Down Syndrome: What's in a Name?p. 32
Williams Syndromep. 50
Rubenstein-Taybi Syndromep. 60
Fragile X Syndrome: A Constitutional Threshold Experiencep. 66
Foetal Alcohol Syndromep. 81
Prader-Willi Syndromep. 93
Angelman Syndromep. 104
Angelman and Prader-Willi Syndromes: A Polarityp. 120
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndromep. 125
The Sun Crossp. 131
Bibliographyp. 137
Subject Indexp. 139
Author Indexp. 142
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ISBN: 9781853029844
ISBN-10: 185302984X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.75  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.22

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