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Children with Downs Syndrome : A Developmental Perspective
Edited by Dante Cicchetti and Marjorie Beeghly
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / Mar 1990
9780521386678 (ISBN-10: 0521386675)
Infant, Child & Adolescent / Developmental Disorders
price: $57.99 (may be subject to change)
488 pages
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The underlying theme of this book is that children with Down syndrome, despite their constitutional anomalies and their additional medical problems, can be understood from a normative developmental framework. The contributions, all of which are based on the latest theories and research, demonstrate that the application of a developmental perspective to the study of young children with Down syndrome sheds light on the universality of ontogenetic sequences, stages, and structures, and highlights the respective roles of biological, perceptual-cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional factors in the developmental process. Finally, it is shown that the application of a developmental perspective will suggest age and stage-appropriate interventions for Down syndrome children and their families. This will be a suitable book for psychologists, psychiatrists, special education teachers, pediatricians, and other medical researchers interested in Down syndrome and mental retardation, as well as graduate students in these areas.

Reviews & endorsements

" is absolutely fascinating...this is a book that will be of value and interest to everybody concerned with this group of people." Janet Carr, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

"...this excellent and comprehensive compilation of research, much of it basic research, will be of great value to those who wish to advance a developmental perspective for children with Down Syndrome." John E. Rynders and J. Sophie Thayer, Mental Retardation

Table of Contents

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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