Learning disability : a life cycle approach.

GRANT, Gordon, RAMCHARAN, P, FLYNN, Margaret and RICHARDSON, Malcolm (2010). Learning disability : a life cycle approach. Maidenhead, Open University Press and McGraw Hill Education.

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Abstract

With its spread of chapters covering key issues across the life cycle this text has established itself as the foundational primer for those studying the lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families, and outcomes achieved through services and support systems. Recognising learning disability as a lifelong disability, this accessible book is structured around the life cycle. The second edition is refreshed and expanded to include seven new chapters, covering: Aetiology, Breaking news (about disability) and early intervention, Transition to adulthood, The sexual lives of women, Employment, Personalisation, People with hidden identities. With contributions from respected figures from a range of disciplines, the book draws heavily upon multidisciplinary perspectives and is based on the latest research and evidence for practice. The text is informed by medical, social and legal models of learning disability, exploring how "learning disability" is produced, reproduced and understood. Extensive use is made of real-life case studies, designed to bring theory, values, policy and practice to life. Narrative chapters describe, in the words of people with learning disabilities themselves, their lives and aspirations. They helpfully show readers the kinds of roles played by families, advocates and services in supporting people with learning disabilities. New exercises and questions have been added to encourage discussion and reflection on practice. Learning Disability is core reading for students entering health and social care professions to work with people with learning disabilities. It is a compelling reference text for practitioners as it squarely addresses the challenges facing people with learning disability, their loved ones and the people supporting them.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: 2nd edition
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 10:38
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 10:38
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4289

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