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Working with People with Learning Disabilities

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"A comprehensive introduction to working with people with learning disabilities, this guide provides the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and to help improve the quality of life of people within this group." Emphasising empowerment and inclusion of those with learning disabilities, they relate theory to issues such as loss and bereavement, sexuality and social stigma. They also provide guidance for practitioners on social policy and legislation and explore crisis intervention, values and ethics, advocacy and joint agency
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Overview

"A comprehensive introduction to working with people with learning disabilities, this guide provides the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and to help improve the quality of life of people within this group." Emphasising empowerment and inclusion of those with learning disabilities, they relate theory to issues such as loss and bereavement, sexuality and social stigma. They also provide guidance for practitioners on social policy and legislation and explore crisis intervention, values and ethics, advocacy and joint agency work, making this an extremely useful resource for social workers, nurses, teachers, care workers and others working with people with learning disabilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029738
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
Disclaimer 8
Introduction 9
1 What is a Learning Disability? 11
2 Application of Theory 33
3 Anti-Discriminatory Practice and Anti-Oppressive Practice 45
4 What is Normalization? 65
5 Communication Methods 81
6 Advocacy, Empowerment, Participation and Choice 99
7 Universal Human Experience in the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities 117
8 Values, Ethics and Contrasting Approaches: Person Centred and Behavioural 141
9 Practical Theories and Methods 177
10 Society's Influences on Practice 215
11 The Way Forward 243
Conclusion 259
References 261
Subject Index 273
Author Index 286
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