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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand
I am just starting to read about and conceptualize how the historical persecution of people with intellectual disabilities corelates with my personal experiences as an Author and stage performer with permanent physical disabilities, as well as my experience as a recent victim of violence while being percieved as intellectually inferior. Down Syndrome (the facts)...
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We have an 8 month old daughter affected by Down's & wanted some further information regarding the syndrome even though she is progressing fantastically well. This is the initial book for new parents recommended by Downs Syndrome Scotland, but I feel that this 2nd edition from 1997 is overdue for updating. It is written sympathetically, yet somehow fails to be overly...
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3.0 out of 5 stars JJ's Mum thinks..., 17 Mar 2004
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We have an 8 month old daughter affected by Down's & wanted some further information regarding the syndrome even though she is progressing fantastically well. This is the initial book for new parents recommended by Downs Syndrome Scotland, but I feel that this 2nd edition from 1997 is overdue for updating. It is written sympathetically, yet somehow fails to be overly optimistic in certain parts. For example knowledgable professionals would not now quote that it may take up to 10 years before most children affected by Downs will acheive the fine motor skill of drawing a recognisable human figure. The chapter re adolesence is the most outdated, suggesting that sexual comprehension is at age 5 or 6 in adolesents, plus a pet or babysitting may substitute a child of their own! Dispite these criticisms I have not yet found a significantly improved first book for parents. The initial chapters with the facts appear satisfactory and the chapter on early intervention is helpful. My advice would be by all means read it, but I found the more accurate & up to date information was supplied via the Downs Syndrome leaflet publications. It's high time we had an up to date, UK publication for new parents. Let us all know if it exists!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand, 25 Mar 2012
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I am just starting to read about and conceptualize how the historical persecution of people with intellectual disabilities corelates with my personal experiences as an Author and stage performer with permanent physical disabilities, as well as my experience as a recent victim of violence while being percieved as intellectually inferior. Down Syndrome (the facts) presents clairity to a historical situation based on centuries of lies and abuse of power.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it, 8 Jan 2012
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Needed the book for my college work. Happy with the overall product. Would recommend the product as it arrived quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Me, 19 Jan 2011
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This was the first book we lay our hands on when our son was born. How much info you want and can cope with is very personal but I found this book perfect for me. It's well structured so you can dip in and out and find the information you need at the time without getting overwhelmed. I found the balance between positive and realistic just right, at a time when we needed a bit of a pep talk!
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