The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, also known as velo-cardio-facial syndrome and DiGeorge syndrome, is relatively new. The genetic test to determine if a child has it has only been available since 1994. Educating Children with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and DiGeorge Syndrome, Third Edition, effectively blends the thoughtful research that has transpired within the past 25 years with practical and current educational strategies to better meet the needs of children with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and other developmental disabilities. With its expanded content, as well as new contributions from some of the most highly regarded experts in the field, Educating Children with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and DiGeorge Syndrome, Third Edition is an essential resource for teachers, parents, physicians, and therapists of children with this complicated learning profile.
To first address the scientific information that is needed to understand the syndrome and the implications of current research, expert contributors present the results of current studies involving brain abnormalities, language/learning profiles, medical needs, and psychiatric and behavioral difficulties. These valuable chapters are written in a reader-friendly manner to help parents, professionals, and teachers gain useful and necessary comprehension of the unique characteristics of the 22q11.2DS population.
The second part of the book is a practical guide to educating a child with 22q11.2DS from birth through adulthood. Divided into the various stages of development from preschool to adulthood, it includes information regarding the necessary tests special education teams should run, typical difficulties associated with learning, changes that occur with ability as the child matures, and behavioral problems in the school setting.
New to the Third Edition
Addition of recent research studies since 2012
Current research and treatment options for mental health issues
Expanded and enhanced coverage of bullying and the social/emotional aspects of the syndrome
Discussion on the possibility of cognitive decline and how to address this at school
More information on Common Core State Standards and standardized testing for children with disabilities, including a section on understanding test scores
Homeschooling and other placement alternatives
Executive functioning deficits, their impact in the classroom, and approaches to use
Dealing with problem behaviors such as withdrawal and school refusal
Cognitive remediation and new treatment strategies
New math and reading remediation techniques
New options for programming and post-secondary placements