Already internationally established as the standard work for parents of children with Down Syndrome, this third edition is completely revised and rewritten. Its sympathetic and understanding approach covers all the questions parents ask about the causes, characteristics and diagnosis of Down Syndrome, allowing them to make the best decisions for their child’s future and their own.
Cliff Cunningham deals with the early reactions and feelings that parents may have and how the family adapt and cope when a child is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He explores the mental, motor and social development of children with Down Syndrome, from birth to adulthood. Cliff Cunningham has established a study of over 160 children born with Down Syndrome and followed their progress into adulthood, the largest survey of its type ever carried out and this experience is the foundation of the book.
Cliff Cunningham has been a Senior lecturer at the Hester Adrian Research Centre,
University of Manchester and was a Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology at Liverpool’s John Moores University.
“A definitive introduction for parents with little or no knowledge of Down’s syndrome… For the uninitiated, Down Syndrome is a good place to start, providing a comprehensive introduction… answers thoroughly, but also in an engaging, sensitive way, many of the questions that those caring for a child with Down’s syndrome will have.”
‘Viewpoint’ (Mencap magazine)
“Already established as the definitive work for parents of children with Down’s syndrome… full of useful positive, factual and practical information for parents at the outset of their journey… Cunningham never loses the human touch.”
“Completely revised and expanded… The new edition includes a whole new section about ‘practical aspects and future directions’.”
‘Down Syndrome Association Journal’