Key Features

The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities

A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care

Well-written accessible content

Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links

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

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702062056
Electronic ISBN:
9780702047015
Print ISBN:
9780702051876

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