Learning Disabilities: Towards Inclusion

6th Edition

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  • Helen Atherton
  • Debbie Crickmore
  • 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


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    Churchill Livingstone
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