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Author Thomas, David, 1962 April 24-
Title Working with people with learning disabilities : theory and practice / David Thomas and Honor Woods.
Imprint London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.

Subject Learning disabilities.
Learning disabled children.
Mentally Disabled Persons -- psychology.
Mentally Disabled Persons -- rehabilitation.
Social Support.
Learning Disorders.
Intellectual Disability.
Alt Name Woods, Honor, 1950-
Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272) and index.
Contents Working with People with Learning Disabilities; Contents; Acknowledgements; Disclaimer; Introduction; 1 What is a Learning Disability?; 2 Application of Theory; 3 Anti-Discriminatory Practice and Anti-Oppressive Practice; 4 What is Normalization?; 5 Communication Methods; 6 Advocacy, Empowerment, Participation and Choice; 7 Universal Human Experience in the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities; 8 Values, Ethics and Contrasting Approaches: Person Centred and Behavioural; 9 Practical Theories and Methods; 10 Society's Influences on Practice; 11 The Way Forward; Conclusion; References.
Summary The authors of this guide bring together the relevant theory for social workers, nurses, teachers and others working with people with learning disabilities. Using jargon-free explanations and case examples they provide the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and help to improve the quality of life of the person with a learning disability. They discuss both psychological and practical theories, including: cognitive and behavioural approaches; systems approach; task centred approach; role theory. Emphasising empowerment and inclusion of those with learning disabilities, they.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417501286 (electronic bk.)
9781417501281 (electronic bk.)
9781846423918 (electronic bk.)
1846423910 (electronic bk.)
1853029734 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 54768870
Additional Format Print version: Thomas, David, 1962 April 24- Working with people with learning disabilities. London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003 1853029734 (DLC) 2002043373 (OCoLC)51280574