LEARNING DISABILITY A SOCIAL APPROACH

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Learning Disability

Author : David Race
ISBN : 9781135260279
Genre : Education
File Size : 26.54 MB
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The detailed study of learning disability features rarely in university courses. To a large extent this reflects the low value attributed by our society and its human services to people with learning difficulties. This unusual book, based on one of those rare courses, includes contributions from academic specialists, students and people with learning difficulties, all of whom have participated in the course. Its 'social approach' challenges the very idea of what should be taught about the subject of learning disability and who should teach it. Learning Disability - A Social Approach looks at how people's lives are affected by human services. It covers specific policy and service issues, different aspects of working with people and key debates. The unique insights gained from the combination of academic knowledge and real life experience make it a topical and thought-provoking text for anyone involved with learning disability - student, teacher, professional or policy maker.
Category: Education

Intellectual Disability Social Approaches

Author : Race, David
ISBN : 9780335221363
Genre : Medical
File Size : 63.58 MB
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Based on the author's own experience from over 30 years in the field, this thought-provoking book offers a comparative study of services for people with intellectual disabilities in 7 countries.
Category: Medical

Learning Difficulties And Sexual Vulnerability

Author : Andrea Hollomotz
ISBN : 9781849051675
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 79.9 MB
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People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm.
Category: Social Science

Learning Disability

Author : Grant, Gordon
ISBN : 9780335238439
Genre : Social Science
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'Learning Disability' uses a life-cycle approach to show how those with learning disabilities can he helped most at different stages in their lives.
Category: Social Science

Social Work With People With Learning Difficulties

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781446281673
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.76 MB
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This book is part of the highly successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and is written specifically to support students on the social work degree. Full of practical activities, case studies and opportunities for students to critically reflect and explore theory and practice. Current practice in the field was driven by the government White Paper 'Valuing People' (2001) which declared some radical aims for services with people with learning difficulties. Now somewhat compromised by the local authority austerity measures, the goals set by 'Valuing People' are nevertheless still important. This third edition seeks to confirm and strenghten social work values and priciples so that the progress and successes achieved by 'Valuing People' can continue. Case studies and activities draw out the key points and reinforce learning. Summaries of contemporary research are included, as are suggestions for further reading and coverage of current government guidance and policy documents. By examining the varied roles that a social worker might undertake in this field, the authors portray a positive picture of working with people with learning difficulties: the achievements and satisfaction, and the learning and understanding that can be gained. They also highlight the need for recognition of vulnerability, the risk of isolation, oppression and abuse, and the continuing political struggle to establish and protect the rights of the individual. Paul Williams has over 40 years' experience of working with people with learning difficulties. He was a founder member of the organisation 'Values into Action' which campaigned for rights, inclusion and community-based services for people with learning difficulties. He is co-author of books on self-advocacy and anti-oppressive practice. A former lecturer in social work at the University of Reading, he is now retired. Michelle Evans has 14 years of practice in all areas of sensory need, including Deaf/deafness, visual impairment and Deafblindness. She has a first class honours degree in social work and has worked as a care manager in adult services and a social worker in children's services. She has a particular interest in methods of social research which contribute to raising sensory awareness in social work/ care management. She lectures social work students at London South Bank University and develops and delivers sensory awareness training to practitioners and managers.
Category: Social Science

An Auto Biographical Approach To Learning Disability Research

Author : Dorothy Atkinson
ISBN : 9780429841996
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.81 MB
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First published in 1997 , Dorothy Atkinson collects testimonies of the personal perspectives of people with learning disability in order to rediscover the histories of people with learning disabilities. Calling on the importance if auto/biographical research as mode to encourage social, historical awareness and potential understanding of the commonalities as well the differences between people with learning difficulties.
Category: Social Science

Learning Disability

Author : Gordon Grant
ISBN : 9780335225569
Genre : Medical
File Size : 29.63 MB
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"This is a comprehensive, well written and highly informative book that explores, identifies and addresses many of the issues that affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family. The book covers many topical and important subjects that are extremely relevant and appropriate to my students' course work." Paul Mills, Senior Lecturer, Suffolk College "An excellent student text with good case studies and exercises to develop students' critical thinking."Sandra Fleming, Trinity College Dublin "impressive and comprehensive text"Mrs Jean Bell, Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Stirling What kinds of transitions and discontinuities in their life experiences do people with learning disabilities and their families face over the life cycle? How can people with learning disabilities and their families be helped to lead more valued, healthy and socially included lives? How best can practitioners and others support people with learning disabilities? This book adopts a life cycle approach in order to reveal important dimensions in the lives of people with learning disabilities and the effects upon them and their families. It tackles issues about transitions in people’s lives and how services, professionals, advocates, allies and wider communities of interest can support people with learning disabilities in achieving healthy and valued lives. Different voices are heard in this book, but prominence has been given to the views and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families. Each major life stage section of the book begins with one such narrative-based chapter, followed by chapters that develop practice, policy and theoretical themes that inform an evidence-based approach to supporting people. Learning Disabilityis primarily aimed at student readers entering health and social care professions to work with people with learning disabilities but also appeals as a reference text to professionals and those looking for up-to-date information and ideas relating to people with learning disabilities. Contributors:Dorothy Atkinson, Nigel Beail, Christine Bigby, Jane Bloom, Alison Brammer, Jacqui Brewster, Hilary Brown, Lesley Cogher, Helen Combes, Clare Connors, Eric Emerson, Margaret Flynn, Nick Fripp, Linda Gething, Dan Goodley, Peter Goward, Gordon Grant, Chris Hatton, Sheila Hollins, Jill Jesper, Kelley Johnson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Alex McClimens, Roy McConkey, David McConnell, Fiona Mackenzie, Ghazala Mir, Mark Powell, Raghu Raghavan, Paul Ramcharan, Malcolm Richardson, Bronwyn Roberts, Philippa Russell, Jane Stapleton, Kirsten Stalker, Lesley Styring, John Taylor, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Sally Twist, Jan Walmsley, Ada Watson.
Category: Medical

Person Centred Approaches When Supporting People With A Learning Disability

Author : Liz Tilly
ISBN : 0857256262
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.61 MB
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If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book invaluable in helping you to achieve the unit on Person Centred Approaches. It explains person centred values, how they must influence all aspects of your work and shows how to support active participation and choice. The book is easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout.
Category: Social Science

Learning And Learning Difficulties

Author : Peter Westwood
ISBN : 9781136774416
Genre : Education
File Size : 54.34 MB
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This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.
Category: Education

The Blackwell Companion To Social Work

Author : Martin Davies
ISBN : 9781118451779
Genre : Political Science
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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading
Category: Political Science