Down Syndrome (DS): Perspectives, Challenges and Management


Thomas Mendez (Editor)

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues
BISAC: MED107000

Down syndrome (DS), also known as Trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder in which a third copy of the 21st chromosome affects both structural and behavioral development of one in every 800 live births in the United States. DS is a very common cause of mental impairment and children with DS present with a variety of medical issues, including cardiovascular defects, endocrine problems, neurodevelopment disorders, hematological problems, gastrointestinal and sleep dysfunctions, visual and hearing impairment.This book provides new research on the perspectives, challenges and management of DS. Chapter One examines the control of force and timing during finger tapping sequences of adolescents with Down syndrome. Chapter Two reviews the management of executive function following Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) in adolescents with DS. Chapter Three evaluates retrospectively the data of auxological and endocrinological parameters in patients with this genetic disorder. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Control of Force and Timing during Unimanual and Bimanual Tapping Movements of Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Nobuyuki Inui and Junya Masumoto (Naruto University of Education, Japan)

Chapter 2. Management of Executive Function Following Assisted Cycling Therapy in Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Shannon D. R. Ringenbach, Simon D. Holzapfel, Madeline Richter, and Jay L. Alberts (Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Endocrine Features and Management of Endocrine Problems in Down Syndrome
Stefano Stagi, Elena Sandini, Elisabetta Lapi, Perla Scalini, and Maurizio de Martino (Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence, Italy, and others)


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