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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 is invaluable for people who are planning to teach learners with specific difficulties.

Mrs Karen Gray
Teacher Education, Simply-Training
May 7, 2012

Excellent- clear links between theory and practice evidenced through case studies and clear links to legislation and policy guielines and key papers. A must for this new award.

Mrs Andrea Bailey
Social Work, Advice Work & Soc Studies, Staffordshire University
November 17, 2011

Easy to read, covers a variety of key themes. Good as a quick reference, although not in great detail

Ms Emma Stevens
Centre for Lifelong learning, Hull University
September 29, 2011

This is a user-friendly book with introductory information across a wide range of concepts in learning disability studies. Useful as a handbook to dip in and out of.

Ms Sheena Miller
Department of Nursing, Huddersfield University
July 15, 2011

A really helpful entry point into issues in Learning Disabilities with overview of key concepts and signposts for deeper reading and understanding. Would be useful for those beginning a career in LD as an introduction, or a reference point for others in health and social care who may require more of an overview of specific topics.

Mr Dan Redfearn
School of Nursing, Salford University
July 4, 2011

This is one of two texts recommended on our new course because of it's underpinning values

Miss Marion Aylott
Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
June 21, 2011

For students unfamiliar with the area the book had essential information in an easy format. It would compliment the student's understanding especially if they were on a related nursing or social science course without overwhelming them. It a good book to dip in and out of to enhance understanding of the field.

Dr Diane Willis
School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee
April 8, 2011

An up to date and useful resource bringing together relevant information for practitioners from a variety of health and social care backgrounds.

Ms Anne Johnson
Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England, Bristol
March 29, 2011

Wil recommend this book for supplementary reading to the students studying on the Inclusive Education module on the BA Education Studies programme.

Mrs Marie Holmes
Education and Professional Studies, University Center at Blackburn College
October 13, 2010

Excellent Book

Dr Mary McDonnell/Naughton
Dept of Nursing & Health Science, Athlone Institute of Technology
September 24, 2010

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