A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech and language therapists and students, this book covers all aspects of working with this client group. Written by the author of the hugely successful "Talkabout", each section gives the reader a theoretical background of the subject under discussion, practical suggestions and formats for assessment, a guide to intervention as well as a clear and worked-out example. In addition, the author addresses staff training, group therapy, accessing the criminal justice system and working with a multi-disciplinary team.
Alex Kelly (nee Hitchings) qualified from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1985 and has since worked predominantly with adults with a learning disability. She co-authored the Personal Communication Plan (PCP) 1991, and has since revised it for inclusion in the present volume, and in 1996 authored Talkabout, a popular social skills package for people with learning disabilities. Alex currently works in Southampton on the West Specialist Health Care team for adults with learning disabilities.
A4 (297 x 210mm), 368pp Wire-o-bound ISBN 978-0-86388-413-9 ORDER CODE D11-002-3841 GBP50.49 This book covers : An introduction to learning disability. Assessment of clients and their environments. Profound and multiple disability. Social skills Augmentative and alternative communication Dysphagia