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Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

by Alex Kelly

A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech & language therapists and students, Working with Adults with a Learning Disability covers all aspects of working with this client group.

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A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech & language therapists and students, Working with Adults with a Learning Disability 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
  • 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.

    Written by Alex Kelly, the author of the best-selling, Talkabout (Speechmark, 1996), this photocopiable and illustrated resource will prove an invaluable tool.

    Readership
    Speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and nurses working with adults with learning disabilities.

    About the author
    Alex Kelly qualified from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1985 and spent six years working in Islington, primarily in adult learning disability. She then worked in Redbridge for four years with both adults and children with a learning disability and also in a school for children with a physical disability. She currently works in Southampton on the West Specialist Health Care Team for adults with learning disabilities.

    368pp, A4, illustrated, wire-o-bound

    Stock: Usually ships in 20-30 business days!


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