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.
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
The embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives.
Chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care.
Online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and 'hot links' to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning.
A fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference.
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