'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 Bjornsdottir 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