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An introduction to supporting people with a learning disability

An introduction to supporting people with a learning disability

  • Elaine Hardie - British Institute of Learning Disabilities author
  • Liz Tilly - British Institute of Learning Disabilities author

144 pages | Learning Matters
If you work with people with a learning disability and are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then An introduction to supporting people with a learning disability is for you.

This book puts the person at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support you provide.

About the author and people who contributed to this book
Understanding the nature and characteristics of learning disability
Understanding the historical context of learning disability
Understanding how views and attitudes impact on the lives of people and their family carers
Promoting communication with people with learning disabilities
Understanding the principles of advocacy, empowerment and active participation
Understanding the legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of people with learning disabilities

Recommended for our library to stock

Mrs Jane Booth
Teacher Trainer, Bromley College of FE & HE
June 24, 2015

This book is essential reading for any students considering working in this field and really useful for others.

Elizabeth McCreadie
psychology, social work & human sciences, University of West London
October 13, 2014

good insight into learning disabilities

Mrs Charlie Grieve
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
August 12, 2014

This is an excellent book for students in the field of learning disabilities. It provides clear case studies and encourages reflective practice, both of which are essential for students. The lay out and presentation are easily navigated. The language used in the book is easily comprehended by students with clear and comprehensive referencing provided.

Ms Dee Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
July 9, 2014

Used as additional reading for this unit that covers many aspects of social deprivation nd working with service users

Mr Courtney Jones
Dept of Applied Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
September 2, 2013

Good basic knowledge base for new entrants across programs

Mr Carl Chandra
Social Work , London South Bank University
April 15, 2013

Part of a series of books. Good for providing a foundation to understanding concepts surrounding what life is like for people who experience learning difficulties. Requested full set for library.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
January 21, 2013

Good exended reading for those who are new to working with people with learning disabilities.

Mrs Marie Hall
UCBC, Blackburn College
October 27, 2012

Useful text for those wishing to work in this field. Good application to practice.

Mrs Nicola Meek
Social Work, Merthyr Tydfil College
April 16, 2012

This an excellent resource, we are recommending students to purchase this text. We are also recommending thre library to purchase the complete set.

Ms Tina Duffy
Health and Social Care, North West Institute
December 16, 2011

Elaine Hardie

For 11 years Elaine worked in services for people who have learning disabilities and was committed to multi-disciplinary approach to risk enablement and person centred planning. Elaine also worked for 8 years within a social services training section as both a training officer and then social services training manager. /par1/Elaine worked for BILD for 5 years, as a training associate, delivering a wide range of different training to staff across the health and social care sector and is a tutor, assessor and internal verifier for a range of qualifications, in additional to developing different policies and procedures for a number of both... More About Author

Liz Tilly

Liz is strongly committed to the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities in all aspects of life, and has had regular professional and social contact with people with learning disabilities for over 30 years. /par1/Liz works as a freelance trainer and consultant and also set up and is a director of Building Bridges Training, a social enterprise of people with a learning disability which provides training. Liz founded and was chief executive of a voluntary organisation in the West Midlands which provides a wide range of services and opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Prior to this, her career was in special... More About Author

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