The International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support reviews Joanne Pasquale's A Positive Result.
This is a lively, informative and entertaining biographical read from Joanne Pasquale, mum and freelance journalist, who gave birth to a boy with Down syndrome in November 2000. The book’s strapline, ‘One boy with Down syndrome and a mum who refused to let others tell her what he could or couldn’t achieve’, gives the reader an insight into the courage of Pasquale and all her family, from the point of her son Jamie’s pre-birth diagnosis onwards. With humour, determination and candour, the author gives the reader an insight into a world where everyday tasks can be a struggle and simple things mean a great deal. The book offers a chronology from the first scan, all the way to the end of her son’s primary schooling. The narrative is often bold in describing her experiences with health professionals before, during and immediately after her pregnancy with Jamie nearly 20 years ago. She reveals behaviours and attitudes that many parents will find familiar today, such as the
Amy Anderson, Family Support Service Officer
Down’s Syndrome Scotland
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