Working with People with Learning Disabilities: Theory and Practice

Author(s): David Thomas

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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 also give a guide for practitioners on social policy and legislation and advise on crisis intervention, advocacy and joint agency work.


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Honor Woods is a qualified social worker with over eighteen years' experience and is an accredited practice teacher. David Thomas is a qualified social worker with twenty years' experience of working with adults who have a learning disability and/or mental health needs.

What is a learning disability?; application of theory; anti discriminatory practice and anti oppressive practice; what is normalization?; communication methods; advocacy, empowerment, participation and choice; universal experiences in the lives of people with learning disabilities; values, ethics and contrasting approaches; practical theories and methods; society's influence on practice; the way forward.

General Fields

  • : 9781853029738
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : 0.434
  • : February 2003
  • : 229mm X 159mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Thomas
  • : Paperback
  • : 362.3
  • : 240
  • : references, index