Covering medical care, daily care, family life, development, early intervention, learning, and legal rights, Babies with Down Syndrome is a concise guide to every aspect of your child's well being from birth through age 5. Paperback.
Children with Down syndrome have a wide range of speech and language abilities, and most need the help of a speech-language pathologist (SLP) beginning at birth to maximize communication development. Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome explains the role of a SLP, the stages of communication development, and how certain characteristics of Down syndrome, such as low muscle tone, hearing loss, and cognitive delays, can slow progression of those skills. Delays can lead to frustration and other problems for children who do not have intelligible speech until age 2 or later.
Throughout the new edition, the author incorporates the latest research on Down syndrome and communication development. She has added new chapters on augmentative and alternative communication and other high- and low-tech supplemental communication options, as well as articulation, and literacy (how reading aids in the learning of language, speech, and auditory skills). New checklists on evaluating and treating speech problems, and numerous home activities designed to help children master each stage of communication development have also been added.
What would you do if you were told your child would be born different...very different? When Sara and Jacob get the news that their baby will be born with Down syndrome, it threatens to destroy their marriage and their lives. Their world spins out of control sending each of them each on separate paths of self-discovery and Jacob into the life of a boy with Down syndrome named Alex who is a master pianist and changes both their lives.
They discover that their baby wasn't created by mistake but in fact by design. John 9:1-3 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. "Rabbi," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?" "It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.
THEN - Follow along with the author as she learns, at only four months pregnant, that the baby she is carrying has severe heart defects and Down syndrome. Step with her into the delivery room, the hospital rooms, the operating rooms, and into her heart; into her life. Watch as her child touches the lives of everyone around her. Read along with Douglas King, MD, a prominent children's cardiologist, as he discusses the intricacies of Jenessa's heart defects and surgeries. Enter into the neonatal world of care with Georgia Ditzenberger, a dedicated neonatal nurse practitioner, as she articulates Jenessa's earliest days. Journey with the mother through the first three years of Jenessa's miraculous life.
NOW - The original Jenessa's Journey has been edited and added to, bringing you forward into Jenessa's family life eleven years (and four new siblings) later. Meet her sister and two brothers, who also have Down syndrome, and her sister from West Africa. Hear from her older brother. Listen as her father shares his biggest pet peeve. Learn about homeschooling children with special needs. Watch as God weaves together a family full of love, joy, and abounding strength. Jenessa's Journey: Then and Now, is a valuable tool not only for parents, friends, and families of children with disabilities, but for doctors, nurses, and students as well.
While the struggle for disability rights has transformed secular ethics and public policy, traditional Christian teaching has been slow to account for disability in its theological imagination. Amos Yong crafts both a theology of disability and a theology informed by disability. The result is a Christian theology that not only connects with our present social, medical, and scientific understanding of disability but also one that empowers a set of best practices appropriate to our late modern context.
This wonderful fullcolor board book features adorable babies and toddlers with Down syndrome eating spaghetti, sharing, playing ball, and more.
Gifts is the much-loved collection of over sixty essays written by mothers who share their truths about raising children with Down syndrome. Powerful when it was first published in 2006 and powerful now, it affirms over and over that a life with an extra chromosome is one worth living.
This commemorative 10th anniversary edition of Gifts includes new personal stories to reflect contemporary mothers' experiences with the latest prenatal tests and intervention trends, as well as updates on many of the children and families featured in the first edition.
Gifts, 10th Anniversary Edition serves as a source of up-to-date, positive, and honest insight that is too often missing when facing a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Jen Jacob, Mardra SikoraAdams Media / 2016 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$10.995 out of 5 stars for The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews
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As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with Ds with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. You'll also find valuable information on:
- Sharing the news with loved ones
- Transitioning into primary school
- Developing your child's social skills
- Discussing future opportunities, including employment and housing options
With The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome, you will have the tools you need to raise a happy, healthy, and thriving child.
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