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Families of mongoloid children

This publication discusses a study of 50 families who had a child with Down syndrome (previously called mongoloid) living in the home in order to help people generally understand what the problems are, to see what it means to be responsible for bringing up such a child with little community support. Chapter topics include a description of the problem, reactions of parents in learning their child has this condition, the child in the home and neighborhood, the future, the effect on the parents, and implications. An appendix with statistical data and selected references is provided.
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Kramm ER
Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 1963
56 pp.
Child development, Children with special health care needs, Congenital abnormalities, Disabilities, Down syndrome, Families, and Parent education
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Children's Bureau publication no. 401-1963
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