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This area provides a comprehensive list of books that we feel are of interest to the TelAbility community. Use the search interface below to search by keyword or category for books related to your area of interest. If you find books that interest you click on [buy me] for online ordering. We are constantly reviewing and adding new books so please check back often.

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A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future, Siegfried M. Pueschel

This guide, written by Dr. Pueschel and a group of expert parents, doctors, and educators, covers everything you need to know about raising your child with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Book CoverAdolescents With Down Syndrome : Toward a More Fulfilling Lif, Siegfried Pueschel, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H, and Maria Sustrova, M.D., Ph.D.(Editors)

This long-awaited volume helps ease transition to adulthood for teens with Down syndrome and their families. [Buy Me]
Book CoverBabies With Down Syndrome (The Special-Needs Collection), Karen Stray-Gundersen (Editor)

A complete guide for new parents of babies with Down syndrome. Written by professionals and parents covering everything needed to raise these beautiful and special children. [Buy Me]
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs, Judy Winter

Written by the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy, this book is full of information about special needs parenting that focuses on positive parenting, while addressing everyday practical matters using a proven, motivational, how-to approach. [Buy Me]
Book CoverCommunication Skills in Children With Down Syndrome : A Guide for Parents (Topics in Down, Libby Kumin, Ph.D.

Provides parents with a wealth of information about speech and language development in children with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Fine Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome, Maryanne Bruni

An invaluable resource for families and professionals, and a great companion to the previously published book, Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome. The author's suggestions for encouragement of fine motor skill development make use of common household materials that are accessible to all families. Of particular interest are the 'Grandma's and Grandpa's Lists' at the end of most chapters, which give gift ideas that are fun as well as educational. [Buy Me]
Improving the Communication of People With Down Syndrome, Jon Miller, Mark Leddy, Lewis A. Leavitt

This groundbreaking book indentifies communcation milestones and describes a systematic approach you can use to predict speech and language growth in people with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Book CoverLife As We Know It : A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child, Michael Berube

An engaging personal account of raising a son with Down syndrome, by a loving father for whom the experience raises serious questions about the nature of social justice, natural rights, and our obligations to one another. [Buy Me]
My Sister is Special, Larry Jansen

A young boy explains how his sister is different and special because she has Down syndrome. Includes information to help parents discuss this topic from a Christian perspective. [Buy Me]
Parents Guide to Downs Syndrome : Toward a Brighter Future, Siegfried M. Pueschel, M.D. (Editor)

Dr. Pueschel looks at important steps from infancy to adolescence. Readers are offered reassuring guidance and clear information to every family of a child with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Russ and the Apple Tree Surprise, Janet E. Rickert with photography by Pete McGahan

A story about an energetic young boy with Down Syndrome who finds out how much fun an apple tree in hi back yard can be. [Buy Me]
Russ and the Firehouse (Day With Russ), Janet Elizabeth Rickert

Russ, a five-year-old biy with Down syndrom, tags along with his Uncle Jerry, a fireman, during a day of work at a real firehouse. [Buy Me]
Book CoverWe'll Paint the Octopus Red, Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen and Pam Devito

When young Emma learns she'll have a new sibling soon, she thinks of all the activities she can do with the baby. But when her brother Isaac is born with Down syndrome, her father explains that she can probably do all of the activities she had planned, but that Isaac might require more time, patience, and help to do them. Illustrations accompany the story, which focuses on portraying Isaac as a baby, rather than a baby with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]

 
     
 

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