Learning Disabilities - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Learning Disabilities - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition


This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051876.

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.

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  • 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

        Helen Atherton, BSc(Hons), PhD, RNLD, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Debbie Crickmore, BSc(Hons) MSc RNLD, Lecturer in Learning Disability, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK


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