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Communicating effectively with people with a learning disability

Communicating effectively with people with a learning disability

  • Sue Thurman - British Institute of Learning Disabilities author

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Communication Skills

May 2011 | 80 pages | Learning Matters
If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book invaluable in helping you to achieve the unit on Communicating effectively. It explain how communication affects all aspects of your work, including relationships, and provides guidance on how to overcome barriers to good communication.

The book is easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout.

Understanding Why Communication is Important in the Work Setting
Meeting the Communication and Language Needs, Wishes and Preferences of Individuals
Overcoming Barriers to Communication
Respecting Equality and Diversity When Communicating
Applying Principles and Practices Relating to Confidentiality at Work

Although the information was informatively relevant, the time allowance for dealing with non-essential subjects was reduced and we had to simply offer the students the option to elect this topic rather than include it in the core curriculum.

Mr Gordon Adams
School of Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
October 17, 2014

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

A good book that provides the basics of effective communication for those new to working with people with with learning disabilities.

Mrs Marie Hall
UCBC, Blackburn College
October 27, 2012

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ISBN: 9780857255105