Down syndrome: a multidisciplinary perspective.

A. O. Diefendorf, M. J. Bull, D. Casey-Harvey, Richard Miyamoto, M. L. Pope, J. J. Renshaw, R. L. Schreiner, M. Wagner-Escobar

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Abstract

Trisomy 21, a genetic disorder resulting from a chromosomal abnormality, is one of the most common forms of mental disability in the United States. Individuals with Down syndrome frequently present with a constellation of medical problems including conductive hearing loss and, to a lesser degree, sensorineural hearing loss. As part of a health care team, audiologists must be sensitive to and aware of medical conditions prior to establishing intervention strategies. Medical conditions, by necessity, precede audiologic interventions and, therefore, a close working relationship among team members is critical. Yet, audiologic and communication interventions should be established at the earliest possible time for maximizing an individual's development potential. This article stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of services so that prevention of further disabilities, improved outcomes of medical interventions, and appropriate habilitative and educational planning may ensue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

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Down Syndrome
Conductive Hearing Loss
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Patient Care Team
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Chromosome Aberrations
Communication
Audiologists

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Diefendorf, A. O., Bull, M. J., Casey-Harvey, D., Miyamoto, R., Pope, M. L., Renshaw, J. J., ... Wagner-Escobar, M. (1995). Down syndrome: a multidisciplinary perspective. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 6(1), 39-46.

Down syndrome : a multidisciplinary perspective. / Diefendorf, A. O.; Bull, M. J.; Casey-Harvey, D.; Miyamoto, Richard; Pope, M. L.; Renshaw, J. J.; Schreiner, R. L.; Wagner-Escobar, M.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.1995, p. 39-46.

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Diefendorf, AO, Bull, MJ, Casey-Harvey, D, Miyamoto, R, Pope, ML, Renshaw, JJ, Schreiner, RL & Wagner-Escobar, M 1995, 'Down syndrome: a multidisciplinary perspective.', Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 39-46.
Diefendorf AO, Bull MJ, Casey-Harvey D, Miyamoto R, Pope ML, Renshaw JJ et al. Down syndrome: a multidisciplinary perspective. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 1995 Jan;6(1):39-46.
Diefendorf, A. O. ; Bull, M. J. ; Casey-Harvey, D. ; Miyamoto, Richard ; Pope, M. L. ; Renshaw, J. J. ; Schreiner, R. L. ; Wagner-Escobar, M. / Down syndrome : a multidisciplinary perspective. In: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 1995 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 39-46.
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