Learning Disabilities: Towards Inclusion

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Edited by

  • Helen Atherton, BSc(Hons), PhD, RNLD , Lecturer in Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Debbie Crickmore, BSc(Hons) MSc RNLD, Lecturer in Learning Disability, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK

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


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5187-6

Table of Contents

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