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Working with Adults with a Learning Disability


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A4 (297 x 210mm), 368pp Wire-o-bound ISBN 978-0-86388-413-9 ORDER CODE D11-002-3841 GBP50.49 This book covers : An introduction to learning disability. Assessment of clients and their environments. Profound and multiple disability. Social skills Augmentative and alternative communication Dysphagia

About the Author

Alex Kelly (nee Hitchings) qualified from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1985 and has since worked predominantly with adults with a learning disability. She co-authored the Personal Communication Plan (PCP) 1991, and has since revised it for inclusion in the present volume, and in 1996 authored Talkabout, a popular social skills package for people with learning disabilities. Alex currently works in Southampton on the West Specialist Health Care team for adults with learning disabilities.


"I was delighted to review such a practical book...each assessment is complemented by a worked example which assists the less experienced SLT...it is reasonable without being patronising...I commend it to all SLTs working in ALD as a valuable resource." - Bulletin "This book is aimed at speech and language clinicians but may be useful to other professionals working with learning disabilities. In trying to achieve reader accessibility, the book moves from complicated theories to simplistic descriptions. Some chapters may also be useful for unqualified staff...this book is useful for those who have little experience of working with people with learning disabilities."- Ruth Warner, Learning Disability Nurse, Nursing & Residential Care "I am looking to using it in my work place (a residential home for the mentally handicapped)" - Antoinette Loenen, Dutch Educational Psychologist

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