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Learning Disabilities: Towards Inclusion

With Pageburst access

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051876.

Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life.

This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services.

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Pre-registration diploma and graduate nursing students of learning disabilities


Published: June 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5187-6


  • Section 1: Living with learning disabilities

    1 The social construction of learning disability

    2 Causes of learning disability

    3 Eugenics: the creation and maintenance of difference

    4 Values-based support

    5 Ethical issues

    Section 2: Implementing values-based support

    6 Let me speak - facilitating communication

    7 Advocacy

    8 Personal narrative and life story

    9 Person-centred strategies for planning

    10 Inclusive research: we are the artists of our lives

    11 Positive risk taking

    12 Safeguarding against abuse and harm

    Section 3: Overcoming challenges to good health

    13 Enabling good health

    14 Physical health

    15 Sensory awareness

    16 Epilepsy

    17 Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

    18 Challenging behaviour

    19 Working with offenders

    20 Autistic spectrum conditions

    Section 4: Facilitating transition across the lifespan

    21 Working with people to make choices

    22 Working with families

    23 Childhood

    24 Leisure and friendships

    25 Education for children and young people with learning disabilities

    26 Employment

    27 A place to live

    28 Sexual and personal relationships

    29 Growing older: meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities

    30 End of Life


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