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Learning Disability By Peter Goward

Learning Disability
by Peter Goward

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Revealing dimensions of the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families, this book adopts a life-cycle approach. It tackles issues about transitions in people's lives and how services, professionals, advocates, allies and communities of interest can support people with learning disabilities in achieving healthy and valued lives.
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Learning Disability by Peter Goward

"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 Disability is 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.

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About Peter Goward


Gordon Grant is Professor of Cognitive Disability in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. He has long-standing interests in marginalised groups, risks and resilience in their lives, and their inclusion within the family and community. He has published many books and papers in this field. Peter Goward is currently Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. His interests are predominantly in the area of identity, ethnicity and resilience with a particular emphasis on Gypsy/Traveller communities and mental health promotion. Paul Ramcharan is Reader in Cognitive Disability in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. He has maintained an interest in empowerment and inclusive research since his early research in the 1980s on evaluating services under the All Wales Strategy. Malcolm Richardson is currently Head of the Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. His research interests are in the areas of disability, health, social and political inclusion. His professional background is in learning disabilities nursing and nurse education.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements
About the Editors
List of Contributors
Preface

Part One: The Construction of Learning Disability
Narratives and people with learning disabilities Chapter
From vagabonds to Victorian values: the social construction of a disability identity
The roots of biomedical diagnosis
Critiques of segregation and eugenics
Learning disability and the law
Models of service delivery
Maintaining a commitment to quality
Advocacy, campaigning and people with learning difficulties

Part Two: Childhood: Rights, Risks & Responsibilities
Children with learning disabilities talking about their everyday lives
Breaking 'bad' news
Experiences of family care: bridging discontinuities over the life course
Promoting healthy lifestyles: physical and sensory needs
Communication and people with learning disabilities

Part Three: Independence: Adolescents and the Younger Adult
Adolescents and younger adults: narrative accounts
Independence, reciprocity and resilience
Managing independent living: safeguarding adults with learning disabilities against abuse
Promoting healthy lifestyles - challenging behaviour
(Almost) everything you wanted to know about sexuality and learning disability but were always too afraid to ask
Supporting people with learning disabilities when they come into contact with the criminal justice system
Promoting independence through work
Counselling people with a learning disability

Part Four: Social Inclusion and Adulthood
You have to prove yourself all the time: people with learning disabilities parenting
Promoting friendships and developing social networks
Enabling and supporting person-centred approaches
Culture and ethnicity: developing accessible and appropriate services for health and social care
Work, learning & leisure? Only if you are lucky! The journey towards fulfilling lives for people with learning disabilities
Promoting healthy lifestyles: mental health and illness
Making a life in the community: is intensive personalised support enough?
Engaging communities of interest

Part Five: Citizenship and the Older Adult
A late picking: narratives of older people with learning disabilities
Growing old: adapting to change and realising a sense of belonging, continuity and purpose
Promoting healthy lifestyles: end of life issues
Healthy and successful ageing
Research and emancipation: prospects and problems

Index

Additional information

GOR002934032
Learning Disability by Peter Goward
Peter Goward
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2005-06-01
784
0335214398
9780335214396
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