A Case Study: A Chronology of Hope

  • Jack Sherman
  • Gerald Ente


As with most developmental disabilities, the presence of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) has a profound impact on the family system. It would be a disservice to both affected individuals and their families to ignore parental feelings. For this reason, the case presentation that follows integrates the medical, psychological, educational, and social history of a Caucasian female with personal, sensitive commentary from her parents. They assisted the case historians by sharing their recollections of their lifelong experiences and the endless frustrations as the parents of a disabled child whose diagnosis was delayed for over 26 years.


Cerebral Palsy Private School Turner Syndrome Nocturnal Enuresis Sheltered Workshop 
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  1. Prader, A., Labhart, A., & Willi, H. (1956). Ein Syndrom von Adipositas, Kleinwuchs, Kryptorchismus und Oligophrenie nach Mytonicartigem Zustand in Neugeborenalter. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 86, 1260–1261.Google Scholar

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© The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association 1988

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  • Jack Sherman
  • Gerald Ente

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