This fully updated and expanded second edition of a successful book reviews the most important neuropsychological measures currently used in the assessment of dementia by the principal clinicians and researchers associated with the tests. Several clinicians and research workers, who have been at the forefront in developing the tests in question, provide clear practical guidance on the scope of each test, use in research, as well as an analysis of their accuracy and limitations. The international contributors have brought together a concise and practical guide on the role of neuropsychological testing to support the dementia assessment. Neuropsychological Assessments of Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities, Second Edition is an essential reference for all those working in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities. Vee Prasher is a NHS Consultant in Intellectual Disabilities and visiting Professor of Neuropsychiatry. He qualified in 1985 from the University of Birmingham UK as a Medical Doctor. He initially did neurosurgery training, later general psychiatry, and finally specialised in the field of intellectual disability. He has been actively involved in research in intellectual disability, having published over 100 articles relating to people with intellectual disability. He has completed 3 post doctorate degrees in this field, MMedSc, MD, and PhD. As an editor or author he has published 10 textbooks. He has a recognised international reputation and has been involved in a number of international studies and reports highlighting health issues for persons with intellectual disability.
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Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist is an enchanting tale about how kindness overcomes callousness and leads to a wondrous reward.This adaptation of the classic Grimms tale includes the wicked witch and the poor siblings in search of food, but in this case, five-year-old Hansel is amischievous, yet courageous, boy with Down syndrome. Young readers will learn that: Children with Down syndrome are capable and can achieve extraordinary success with determination. An act of kindness can transform people and the world. Treating people like family can create a miracle. People cannot be judged by appearance; a princess or a hero can be hidden within. Facing a challenge can lead to unimagined rewards. I love that this book addresses not only the low expectations that society has of kids with Down syndrome but that the Mother has as well. What a gifted author to see past the diagnosis and tell a magical story of potential and belief! --Nancy Gianni, Founder & Gigis Mom, GiGis Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Centers I find that Jewel Kats message that someones disability is not what makes a person, a great one. I like how she portrayed Hansel. He reminded me of my nephew who had Down syndrome--not only someone who was kind but also very smart.I believe its a great book for every kid to read. --Janet McNevin,Museum of disABILITY History Hansel shines as a courageous boy with incredible determination despite his challenges and succeeds in changing his familys circumstances. This story would help young readers look beyond disabilities and focus on the characters of those who have special needs. Claudias breathtaking illustrations take this beloved tale to a whole new level.A must read for children of all ages. --Shaila Abdullah, author, My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy Learn more at www.JewelKats.com Book #5 in the Fairy Ability Tales Series Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Special Needs
This second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. All chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice. New chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy, nonpharmacological treatments, and the impact of epilepsy on families and carers have been added. Ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population, are discussed. The impact of epilepsy on the person themselves and their carers is acknowledged, and person-centred treatment programs with a multifaceted team approach are proposed. This book is aimed at physicians and residents in neurology and pediatrics, as well as other practitioners working with this population, such as neuropsychologists. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities, Second Edition is recommended reading for all those caring for this important group of individuals. Vee Prasher is a NHS Consultant in Intellectual Disabilities and visiting Professor of Neuropsychiatry. He qualified in 1985 from the University of Birmingham UK as a Medical Doctor. He initially did neurosurgery training, later general psychiatry, and finally specialised in the field of intellectual disability. He has been actively involved in research in intellectual disability, having published over 100 articles relating to people with intellectual disability. He has completed 3 post doctorate degrees in this field, MMedSc, MD, and PhD. As an editor or author he has published 10 textbooks. He has a recognised international reputation and has been involved in a number of international studies and reports highlighting health issues for persons with intellectual disability. Professor Mike Kerr studied medicine in Bristol (UK), General Practice in York and Psychiatry in Cardiff. He came to Wales in 1990. His clinical practice is in the epilepsies associated with learning disability and in the assessment and treatment of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder. He has been closely associated with initiatives in improving the public health of people with an intellectual disability including developing the Cardiff Health Check, which is used across England and Wales. Academically he has published widely on healthcare, epilepsy and intellectual disability and held research grants from many funding bodies. He is chair of the Advisory Board for Wales of Epilepsy Action, a trustee of Epilepsy Research UK and SUDEP ACTION. He is a medical advisor for the Rett Society, The Down Syndrome Association and SUDEP ACTION. He is a member of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) commission on neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy and an editor of the Cochrane collaboration epilepsy group. He has been appointed as a clinical Champion for Wales. He has also been appointed as an Ambassador for Epilepsy by the ILAE and International Bureau for Epilepsy.
Spotlighting two highly prevalent genetically-caused developmental disabilities--Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome--this text clarifies the distinct speech and language issues associated with each disorder and helps readers conduct individualized asses
Speech and language skills are often severely delayed in children with disabilities such as Down´s Syndrome or autism. This guide offers carers and parents, a week-by-week programme to encourage language acquisition, and teaches language and communication
This issue of Dental Clinics of North America focuses on Special Care Dentistry, and is edited by Dr. Burton Wasserman. Articles will include: Mental Health Issues and Special Care Patients; Tools and Equipment for Managing Special Patients Anywhere; Ensuring Maintenance of Oral Hygiene in Persons with Special Needs; The Dental Needs and Treatment of Down Syndrome Patients; Americans with Disabilities: Its Importance in Special Care Dentistry; Making Treatment for Special Needs Patients an Important Part of Your Growing Dental Practice; Treatment of Orally Handicapped Edentulous Older Adults; Communicating with Patients with Special Health Care Needs; Dental Materials Update for the Special Care Dentist; Neurologic Diseases in Special Care Patients; The Special Needs of Preterm Children: An Oral Health Perspective, and more!
While most people meet their child for the first time in a delivery room, some parents have to meet their child in the reception area of an administrative building.Not Always Happy is a humorous and sharp chronicle about adopting and raising a son with Down syndrome from the Maine foster care system. The author quickly learns that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned when she makes the decision to become a parent in her late forties. As her unconventional family moves along in this life, she and her husband are less aware they are raising an atypical child or an adopted child. They are raising their child, and their family struggles with the same universal themes that any family goes through.Parents who have children with Down syndrome and other disabilities represent fifteen percent of all children between the ages of three to seventeen.Wagner-Peck provides an access point to start the debate about adopting a child with special needs along with her decision to homeschool.One of only a few books in the marketplace specifically addressing adopting from the foster care system.Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, is a writer, blogger, and a freelance development consultant while she homeschools her son. She also has experience in arts management including development, event planning, and public speaking. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, the New York Times’ "Motherlode" blog, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo Parenting, Parents Magazine’s; and Empowering Parents. Kari Wagner-Peck currently resides in Portland, Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ramona Master. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088493de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, Far from the Tree explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—al... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Solomon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021360de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Attach electrodes to the fingers of five six-month-old babies. Then create new neural networks and program the brains of these children to process data at an extremely fast rate. Neuraldine is the corporation conducting this experiment to aid those with learning disabilities, one of which is handicapped with Downs Syndrome, (Number One). Nobody knew because there was no way to know that Number One was a savant. An undetectable rarity with Downs Syndromes children. The Children, numbered one through five, absorbed the data being fed to them at an amazing rate. As the children grew older, they became data addicted. Soon the Neuraldine Corp. could not obtain and feed the data at a rate required by the children and they rebelled. This story is enriched with physics (String Theory), neural networks, nuclear destruction, electromagnetic pulse attacks, as well as a worldwide plague. Number One is in charge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022616de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.