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Organized around a driving theme, the nine chapters cover important issues such as the facts about Down Syndrome, how they learn, family issues, dealing with frustrating behaviours and uncomfortable situations, sorting out sibling's feelings, becoming an advocate, looking to the future, and resources (child and teen appropriate).
Book Reviews | Revue des Livres Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters (2009) Brian G. Skotko and Susan P. Levine Woodbine House via Monarch Books of Canada 5000 Dufferin Street Downsview, Ontario, M3H 5T5 191 pages; $18.95 US ISBN 978-1-890627-86-7 Written by a physician and a social worker working in the Stereotypes of persons with Down syndrome are addressed. United States, this book is based on questions from 3,380 sib- There is minimal repetition between chapters even lings collected over many years. Organized around a driving though some questions are relevant in more than one chapter. theme, the nine chapters cover important issues such as the The authors report siblings’ own solutions to difficult situations facts about Down Syndrome, how they learn, family issues, (traffic jams). Suggestions are positively framed and siblings’ dealing with frustrating behaviours and uncomfortable situ- feelings are validated. Information specific to the United States ations, sorting out sibling’s feelings, becoming an advocate, context is minimal. There are no obvious questions which looking to the future, and resources (
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