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Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities

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February 2010 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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.

Sara Bell
Advocacy
Andy Worth
Arts: Drama Therapy
Ruth Sadik
Assessment
Helen Kerrell
Autism
Dianne Phipps
Behavioural Phenotypes
Dianne Phipps
Causes
Gary LaVigna and Thomas J Willis
Challenging Behaviour
Pat Talbot
Children and Adolescents
Pat Talbot
Choice
Jane Hobson
Communication
Sara Bell
Community Learning Disability Nursing
Glenda Hardy and Pat Talbot
Compassion
Phillippa J Newman
Complementary Medicine/Therapies
Tom Mason
Consent
Teresa Whitehurst
Complex Needs
Geoff Astbury
Development
Andy Lovell
Disability Studies
Joanne Skellern
Employment
Sara Bell
Empowerment
Paul Barber
Epilepsy
Zenobia Nadirshaw
Ethnicity
Andrew Lovell
Forensic Services
Karen McKenzie
Friendships and Social Networks
Martin Campbell
Health Services
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Inclusion (Social)
Daniel W Price-Jones and Alastair L Barrowcliff
Intelligence
Penny Lacey
Learning
M Thomas Kishore
Life Skills
Kristín Björnsdóttir
Life Story
Sue Read
Loss
Amanda Sinai et al
Mental Health
Chris Chennell
Multi-Agency and Multiprofessional Services
John Turnbull
Nursing
Nancy Jokinen
Older People
Fintan Sheerin
Parenthood
Marion Redfern
Parents and Families
David Coyle and Julie Lunt
Person-Centred Planning
Pat Talbot
Physical Health
Karin Lewis et al
Psychological Therapies
Tom Mason
Rights
Beth Greenhill and Ged Carney
Service Philosophy
Jim Blair
Service Quality
Helen Elizabeth Dunn et al
Service-User Voice
Margaret Douglas, Rachael Wood and Judith Sim
Sexuality
Tom Mason
Social Care
Dan Goodley
Social Model of Disability
Mike Thomas
Spirituality
David Abbott and Pauline Heslop
Transition
Jill McCarthy
Values
Elaine Taylor
Vulnerability

This book provides an accessible overview of relevant concepts in the area of learning disabilities. This supports student's understandiing of learning disability and will enable them to adopt appropriate practicies when working with people with additional needs.

Ms Silvia Gursinski
Department for Social Science, IT Sligo
May 23, 2015

This book covers a range of factors and life situations affecting those with learning difficulties such as employment, friendship, rights etc. As such it would be a helpful book for those interested in reading about the wider issues connected with learning difficulties but it does not cover specific additional support needs or difficulties in enough detail.

Mrs Sue Fraser
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
January 20, 2014

Although there's a good range of issues covered it doesn't have enough information on the topics covered in my module. It would still be a useful resource for learning disability nursing students.

Ms Kathleen Dabbs
Nursing and Midwifery, De Montfort University
September 12, 2013

This book is very user-friendly, it enables the reader to search for information related to interests with just the term required.
Once the reader comes to the term they want to read further then then are given "bite-size" information which is well referenced and good links to further reading.
A good resource for students and clinicians alike. Giving them a handy resource which can be used to reinforce existing knowledge or give the experienced practitioner the opportunity to reflect on evidence.

Mr James Ridley
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
July 30, 2013

A very useful text to supplement reading for Learning Disability Nursing students. A place to refer back to and directed to by lecturers. An opportunity to 'find' the key topic and then go on to read in more depth

Ms Jo Welch
Learning Disability Nursing Group, Hertfordshire University
November 23, 2012

Very user friendly book for student nurses

Mr Steven Neville-Wu
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
October 31, 2012

A superb text to accompany the L2 Award in Supporting People with Learning Disabilities. It will also be a text I recommend to higher level learners on courses in the future. Each concept is dealt with very clearly and the case-studies put the concepts in context.

Mrs Emma Hinch-Chambers
Health & Social Care, North Lindsey College
September 20, 2012

Easy and interesting to read

Miss Beverley Jones
Health , University of the West of England, Bristol
September 5, 2012

Extremely useful book for practitioners, students and lecturers.

On page 3 there is a section 'how to use the book'. This is useful as it enables the reader to tailor the book to meet their needs or circumstances.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
August 30, 2012

Some excellent case studies and ideas, which has helped me to reflect on my own practice. Would recommend to tutors already working in the sector for further reading and to students wanting to work with learning disabilities.

Miss Lisa Garfitt
skills for life, Adult Education Centre
June 30, 2012

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