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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 July 2011

Jean-Adolphe Rondal
Affiliation:
Université de Liège, Belgium
Juan Perera
Affiliation:
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca
Donna Spiker
Affiliation:
Stanford Research Institute International
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More states and governments are promulgating laws and regulations ensuring that early education and care for the child with a congenital handicap and her/his family is readily available on an equal basis for everybody. Conceptually and technically, major progress has been made in the last decades particularly in the industrialized countries. What is still missing, however, is a fully fledged translational science of neurocognitive rehabilitation. We have been concerned with the various facets of early rehabilitation directed particularly toward the infants and children with Down syndrome (DS). The basic methodological principles and recommendations are likely to be valid for other congenital genetic syndromes of intellectual disabilities, however, pending further research on development in these syndromes. One of the objectives of this book has been to reunite, in a single opus, technical contributions from a variety of fields bearing on the general problem; that is, given the present biological limitations, how to improve the abilities of the child with DS to a maximal extent in a variety of aspects relevant to her/his place as an active member of society. As stressed in the various chapters, it has become clear that the best chances to achieve such a goal are through early (even very early), intensive, and systematic intervention, conducted by competent operators in close collaboration with the parents and the schools.

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  • Conclusions
  • Edited by Jean-Adolphe Rondal, Université de Liège, Belgium, Juan Perera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Donna Spiker
  • Book: Neurocognitive Rehabilitation of Down Syndrome
  • Online publication: 05 July 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511919299.019
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  • Conclusions
  • Edited by Jean-Adolphe Rondal, Université de Liège, Belgium, Juan Perera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Donna Spiker
  • Book: Neurocognitive Rehabilitation of Down Syndrome
  • Online publication: 05 July 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511919299.019
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  • Conclusions
  • Edited by Jean-Adolphe Rondal, Université de Liège, Belgium, Juan Perera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Donna Spiker
  • Book: Neurocognitive Rehabilitation of Down Syndrome
  • Online publication: 05 July 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511919299.019
Available formats
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