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New! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp
Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp
Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book provides guidance on the responsibilities and risk assessments involved in maintaining a clean, safe and secure work environment, covering subjects such as first aid, safety in the kitchen, infection control, safe handling of adults, issues surrounding medication, how to react in an emergency and how to respond to challenging behaviour. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-929-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp
Effective Communication

Effective Communication

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting people with a variety of difficulties including hearing loss, impaired speech, visual impairment, dementia and learning disabilities requires a range of communication skills. This book will provide workers with the ability to enable adults with limited or no verbal communication skills to make decisions, and to express themselves. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-927-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp
Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-930-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp
Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-928-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp
Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Developing Effective Interventions

Diana Kerr

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-442-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
Getting IT

Getting IT

Using information technology to empower people with communication difficulties

Dinah Murray and Ann Aspinall

This book explores how IT can help people with learning and communication difficulties increase their independence, communicate in more direct ways and express themselves as part of society. It examines common problems, and shows how IT can help solve them. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-375-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

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