Down Syndrome by P-Wiley


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									Down Syndrome
Author: Jean-Adolphe Rondal, PhD
Author: Juan Perera

People with Down Syndrome show a specific developmental profile with strengths in social understanding
and visual learning and memory, and more difficulties with motor processes, speech and language, and
auditory-vocal short-term memory. It is important that parents, practitioners and teachers know this and
adapt interventions and educational approaches to take account of this particular profile.

This is the only book to date that explains the developmental profile of people with Down Syndrome from
its many different angles. It covers a range of perspectives, including the biology, psychology, speech
and language, health care, and social competence of both children and adults with Down Syndrome. All
the information is gathered and placed in the context of the neuro-genetic science that is developing
around this area.
Author Bio
Jean-Adolphe Rondal, PhD
Prof. Jean A. Rondal, University of Liège, Belgium <br>Prof. Rondal has studied the education of 
mentally retarded people for over 40 years. He has won multiple awards for his outstanding scientific
research at international conferences, and taught at several universities in Europe and North America. He
co-founded the European Down Syndrome Association and was president from 1997 to 2000. He is
currently a member of the Directorial Board of Down Syndrome International. <br>

Juan Perera
<br>Dr. Juan Perera, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain <br>Dr. Perera has attained worldwide
recognition for his conferences, research and publications. A guest lecturer at several European and
American universities, he has dedicated himself to isolating, studying and describing specific aspects of
Down syndrome. He was president of the World Down Syndrome Congress held in Madrid in 1997. He
has also been a member of the Scientific Committee for the last four world congresses and has organised
six international symposiums on the different aspects of Down syndrome in Majorca.

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