Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome
by David Stein, Psy.D.
I came across this book purely by chance when I saw a friend post a photo of it on Instagram. The title struck me, and I immediately ordered a copy from Amazon.
I’ll start by saying that we have dealt with behavior issues with Finn, our 8-year old son with Ds, for a long time.
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The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel
by Kim Edwards
It’s hard to believe that this novel was originally published ten years ago already. The first time I read it was in 2006 or 2007 – I can’t remember which, but I was pregnant at the time with my sixth baby who, unbeknownst to me at the time, would be born in the summer of 2008 with Down syndrome. I’ve wanted to reread it ever since Finn was born, wondering how my take on the story might be changed by my own personal experiences …
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The North Side of Down: A True Story of Two Sisters
by Nancy Bailey and Amanda Bailey
Memoirs written by parents about raising children with Down syndrome are not hard to come by. This memoir offers a unique perspective, as it’s written by a sibling rather than a parent, and it centers around an adult with Down syndrome rather than the usual stories about babies and kids with Down syndrome . . .
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Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
Originally published in 1959, this novel is the imagined story of a mentally retarded man not only gaining intelligence, but genius, by way of an operation.
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