Down Syndrome (Ebook)

An Introduction for Parents and Carers

Cliff Cunningham

The definitive book on Down Syndrome in children.

Already established as the author of the standard work for parents of Down Syndrome children, Cliff Cunningham has now produced the definitive study in this field. Practical and helpful, its sympathetic and understanding approach covers all the questions parents ask about the causes, characteristics and diagnosis of Down Syndrome and includes the difficult issues around prenatal tests. 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. 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.

Publication date: 01/01/2011


ISBN: 9780285639218

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00796E2HK

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Cliff Cunningham

Cliff Cunningham

Cliff Cunningham started out his career as a teacher and then trained as a Psychologist; since 1969 he worked as a researcher with children and adults with Down's syndrome. His main area of research was early intervention and child development but he also touched upon research investigations into thyroid dysfunction, atlanto-axial dislocation, menstruation, mental health in adults with Down's syndrome and many more.

Cliff wrote a seminal book in 1982 (revised 2006) for parents of children with Down's syndrome, Down Syndrome – An Introduction for Parents and Carers, at a time when there was very little positive and factual information available. The book is informed by the author's many years' involvement with a study of over 160 children with Down's syndrome whose progress he charted into adulthood.

He was a long serving adviser to the UK Down's Syndrome Association and received an award from DSA for his work in the area.

Cliff received an award from the DSA for his long service to Down's syndrome as part of our 40th year celebrations. He will be sadly missed.