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  1. Listen To Me

    Listen To Me

    Communicating the Needs of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

    Pat Fitton

    This book is written for those who have responsibilities for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. It considers how to cope with the complex problems of someone with this level of disability, interpret their needs, and maintain effective contact with all the professionals and organisations who deal with them. Learn More
    1993, Paperback / softback, 9.25in x 6.22in / 235mm x 158mm, 200pp, AU$51.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-244-9
  2. Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

    Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

    Edited by Michael Oliver

    This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. Learn More
    1994, 208pp
  3. Deafness and Mental Health

    Deafness and Mental Health

    John C Denmark

    This practical book, by one of the world's leading psychiatrists in work with deaf people, outlines the nature of the different kinds of deafness and covers both clinical and service aspects of working with deaf people. It is written for professionals in the mental health field also for all those who work in contact with deaf children and adults. Learn More
    1994, 204pp
  4. Home at Last

    Home at Last

    How Two Young Women with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities Achieved Their Own Home

    Pat Fitton, Carol O'Brien and Jean Willson

    This book is based on the conviction that people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities have the right to an independent and meaningful lifestyle. Written by the parents of two young women with disabilities, it follows the attempts to help them achieve their dream of a home of their own, supported by twenty-four hour care. Learn More
    1995, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.10in / 232mm x 155mm, 200pp, AU$58.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-254-8
  5. Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities

    Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities

    Freda Briggs

    Part I of this book provides the information needed for an understanding of personal safety skills, and the considerations peculiar to children with special needs. Possible approaches for their protection are introduced. Part II provides practical ideas for developing safety skills in children and young people with mild to severe disabilities. Learn More
    1995, 224pp
  6. Deaf Transitions

    Deaf Transitions

    Images and Origins of Deaf Families, Deaf Communities and Deaf Identities

    Mairian Corker

    This book is a fascinating exploration of how deaf people place themselves in the contexts of both family and community, and forge their own identities. Corker lets her subjects speak for themselves through original writings and interviews, drawing from a cross-section of deaf society which spans gender, race, culture and sexual orientation. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.14in / 231mm x 156mm, 223pp, AU$51.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-326-2
  7. Working with Carers

    Working with Carers

    Christine Heron

    A complete guide to working with carers, this volume provides a general overview of all the issues involved. General theories of assessment, groupwork, stress management and problem-solving are applied to working with carers, and suggestions for good practice are underpinned with references to relevant research, and policy documents. Learn More
    1998, 160pp
  8. Growing Up with Disability

    Growing Up with Disability

    Edited by Carol Robinson and Kirsten Stalker

    Growing Up with Disability encompasses a wide range of perspectives on childhood impairment and its social implications. The book adopts a child-centred approach, stressing the importance of communicating with disabled children, and includes interviews and pieces of their own writing. The book explores how such children can best be protected. Learn More
    1998, 224pp
  9. Disability Politics and Community Care

    Disability Politics and Community Care

    Mark Priestley

    Disability Politics and Community Care encourages health and welfare professionals and policy makers to start working much more closely with disabled people themselves. He presents practical suggestions for the changes necessary for the proposed reorganisation of service provision which will re-define direct work with disabled people. Learn More
    1998, 256pp
  10. The Accessible Games Book

    The Accessible Games Book

    Katie Marl

    This book contains games for mixed groups including people with auditory or visual impairments, those in wheelchairs, and those with multiple disabilities. The games can also be used as a means of improving disability awareness among the non-disabled, and have been used successfully with groups of people of all abilities and ages. Learn More
    1999, 128pp

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