This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide for clinical psychologists and other therapists working with people with children and adults with learning disabilities. It provides an overview of the definitions, causes and epidemiology of learning disabilities as well as descriptions of the main syndromes associated with learning disabilities, including Down's, Fragile-X and Autism. Each chapter in this section begins with a brief overview of research evidence regarding epidemiology, etiology and treatment efficacy for the particular clinical issue. Issues specific to particular user groups (e.g. people with profound multiple impairments, autism, and people from ethnic minorities) are discussed at relevant stages in each chapter.
|Series:||Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series , #98|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
Table of Contents
List of contributors.
Series Preface (J. Williams)
SETTING THE SCENCE.
Introduction (E. Emerson, et al.).
Intellectual Disabilities--Epidemiology and Causes (C. Hatton).
Development, Cognition and Performance (J. Clements).
Service Provision (A. Caine, et al.).
Common Legal Issues in Clinical Practice (A. Holland).
Interviewing People with Intellectual Disabilities (H. Prosser J. Bromley).
Assessment (E. Emerson).
Working with People with Challenging Behaviour (E. Emerson).
Working with Offenders or Alleged Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (I. Clare G. Murphy).
Working with Issues of Sexual Abuse (J. Moss).
Working with Parents who Happen to have Intellectual Disabilities (S. McGraw).
Working with People with Mental Health Problems (A. Caine C. Hatton).
Working with People with Communication Difficulties (B. Remington).
Working with Families (J. Bromley).
Working with Organisations, or: Why Won't They Follow My Advice? (J. McBrien S. Candy).
Working with Communities: Health Promotion (S. Turner C. Hatton).