"A helpful resource for those undertaking studies in learning disabilities at all levels. I shall definitely be recommending it to my students!" - John Boarder, Bangor University
"This book provides a valuable and innovative contribution to the field of Learning Disabilities." - Logan Parumal, University of Manchester
Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of Learning Disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviours.
Each entry features:
- a snapshot definition of the concept;
- a broader discussion of the main issues and applications to practice;
- key points;
- a case study, and
- signposts to further reading.
Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is an ideal companion to study and particularly useful for those completing academic assignments as part of training. Written by a team of experienced practitioners and lecturers, the book reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary practice.
Advocacy - Sara Bell Arts: Drama Therapy - Andy Worth Assessment - Ruth Sadik Autism - Helen Kerrell Behavioural Phenotypes - Dianne Phipps Causes - Dianne Phipps Challenging Behaviour - Gary LaVigna and Thomas J Willis Children and Adolescents - Pat Talbot Choice - Pat Talbot Communication - Jane Hobson Community Learning Disability Nursing - Sara Bell Compassion - Glenda Hardy and Pat Talbot Complementary Medicine/Therapies - Phillippa J Newman Consent - Tom Mason Complex Needs - Teresa Whitehurst Development - Geoff Astbury Disability Studies - Andy Lovell Employment - Joanne Skellern Empowerment - Sara Bell Epilepsy - Paul Barber Ethnicity - Zenobia Nadirshaw Forensic Services - Andrew Lovell Friendships and Social Networks - Karen McKenzie Health Services - Martin Campbell Inclusion (Social) - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Intelligence - Daniel W Price-Jones and Alastair L Barrowcliff Learning - Penny Lacey Life Skills - M Thomas Kishore Life Story - Kristin Bjoernsdottir Loss - Sue Read Mental Health - Amanda Sinai et al Multi-Agency and Multiprofessional Services - Chris Chennell Nursing - John Turnbull Older People - Nancy Jokinen Parenthood - Fintan Sheerin Parents and Families - Marion Redfern Person-Centred Planning - David Coyle and Julie Lunt Physical Health - Pat Talbot Psychological Therapies - Karin Lewis et al Rights - Tom Mason Service Philosophy - Beth Greenhill and Ged Carney Service Quality - Jim Blair Service-User Voice - Helen Elizabeth Dunn et al Sexuality - Margaret Douglas, Rachael Wood and Judith Sim Social Care - Tom Mason Social Model of Disability - Dan Goodley Spirituality - Mike Thomas Transition - David Abbott and Pauline Heslop Values - Jill McCarthy Vulnerability - Elaine Taylor