Neurocognitive rehabilitation of Down syndrome

Blog post by Jean-Adolphe Rondal, Ph.D., jeanarondal@skynet.be, Emeritus Professor of Psycholinguistics at the University of Liège, Belgium, Juan Perera, Ph.D., asnimo@telefonica.net, Director of the Center Principe de Asturias, University of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Spain,  and Donna SPIKER, Ph.D., donna.spiker@sri.com  Program Manager of the Early Childhood Program, SRI International, Menlo Park, California, USA.

Down syndrome is one of the most commonly occurring developmental disorders, with considerable bodies of research within many different disciplines. Despite calls for strong interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to both research and treatment of developmental disorders, including Down syndrome, bringing together knowledge across disciplines in a systematic and comprehensive way is still rare.  Read more of this post

Leadership and Management in the operating department

Blog Post by Paul Wicker, Head of Perioperative Studies, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

Ugh! I can hear you now, after all, who on earth would be interested in a droll subject like leadership and management, let alone buy a book about it!

Well, I think that there are three main reasons why you might want to read Operating Department Practice, Leadership and Management. Firstly there are 234 million surgical procedures carried out in the world annually. Somebody has to manage that mess. Secondly, if you work in an operating department, you might be the manager taking the buck for it all. Thirdly, you might be at the receiving end of all of this. Wouldn’t you want your operation to go smoothly?

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