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Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

By (author) Alex Kelly
Format: Spiral bound
Publisher: Speechmark Publishing Ltd, Bicester, Oxon, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Jul 2000
Dimensions: w 210mm h 297mm
ISBN-10: 0863882315
ISBN-13: 9780863882319
Barcode No: 9780863882319
Synopsis
A comprehensive and practical resource for speech and language therapists and students, this title covers all aspects of working with this client group, including: an introduction to learning disability; assessment of the client and their environment; profound and multiple disability; challenging behaviour; augmentative and alternative communication social skills; dysphagia; and staff training and working in a community learning-disability team. Each section gives the reader a theoretical background to the subject under discussion, practical suggestions and formats for assessment, and a guide to intervention as well as a clear worked example. In addition, the author addresses staff training, group therapy, accessing the criminal justice system and working within a multidisciplinary team. A useful inclusion is a revised version of The Personal Communication Plan.

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