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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Library Thursday, 1st August 2013

Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome
Dennis McGuire and Brian Chicoine, Woodbine House
Every home should have a copy!
The first section of the book offers a wealth of knowledge and insight about typical behavioural traits of Down syndrome and how to work with them to encourage mental wellness on a day-to-day basis. Topics include:
Community and Family Support
Self-Talk and Imaginary Friends
Communication-Related Problems
Memory Strengths and Deficits
Emotional Development
Tendencies Toward Sameness and Repetition
Self-Esteem and Self-Image
Lifespan Issues
The second section on mental illness includes chapters on such conditions as:
Depression and Other Mood Disorders
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tic Disorders and Repetitive Movements
AD/HD and Other Impulse Control Issues
Alzheimer disease
This award-winning book is a must have for families. We receive many requests from members regarding purchasing this book. If you are interested you can order through your local bookseller or through online booksellers such as Amazon or Fishpond. You could consider putting a request in at your local library too.

Special Request
At Down Syndrome NSW we are seeking artworks (photos, drawings, paintings, mixed media etc) created by people with Down syndrome, to use as illustration in our publications, thereby showcasing and promoting the creative activities of people with Down syndrome.

It is preferable that scanned and/or photographic images be at print resolution ie 300 dpi. Acknowledgement of the creator of the work will be given. Feel free to contact Jo at the library email address below for more information.

Please submit scanned images and/or photos to  Please include details of the artists name, age and year of production, if possible, in a folder labelled “Images for DS NSW Publications by ____”

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