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Learning Disability: A Life Cycle Approach To Valuing People

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TitleLearning Disability: A Life Cycle Approach To Valuing People
Publication TypeBook
AbstractWhat kinds of 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 throughout the life-cycle? How best can practitioners and others support people with learning disabilities to lead valued and healthy lives? The book is intended as a reader for diploma and undergraduate students. It describes the experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families from cradle to grave, that is over the entire life-cycle. Importantly, it gives prominence to the voice of people with learning disabilities and their families. By adopting a life-cycle approach it is possible to address key questions in people's lives, and suggest how many of these can be anticipated or overcome. Lessons for health and social care practitioners are reviewed.
AuthorsGrant, G., Goward P., Richardson M., and Ramcharan P.
Year of Publication2010
PublisherOpen University Press
Edition2nd Edn
ISBN9780335238439
Publisher DOIhttp://mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335238432.html
Notes... the book draws heavily upon multidisciplinary perspectives and is based on the latest research and evidence for practice. The text is informed by medical, social and legal models of learning disability ... Extensive use is made of real-life case studies, designed to bring theory, values, policy and practice to life. Narrative chapters describe, in the words of people with learning disabilities themselves, their lives and aspirations.
Keywords (MeSH)family, learning disabilities, life-cycle stages