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New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

Beyond Tomorrow

Judy Carole Kauffmann and Mary Jordan

The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a helpful and supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and the weeks and months that follow. As well as the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, it covers important practical considerations, which are often overlooked. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-335-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, cancer, carers, children, counselling, death, dementia, depression, families, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, suicide

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver and Don Nicholson

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-632-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, children, disability, emotions, families, intellectual disabilities, parenting, social care, social work

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa, Nick Bouras, Theresa Joyce, Mary Jane Spiller and Steve Hardy

This guide outlines a range of symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. It explains why mental health problems develop, and what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. There are chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-277-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, families, intellectual disabilities, mental health

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