Learning Disability: Physical Therapy, Treatment and Management. It answers questions asked by health, education or social services professionals regarding the term Learning disability . Most learning disability literature focuses on psychiatry, education and behaviour. This book examines the effect of these aspects and neurological deficit, on physical ability. Physiotherapists and other professionals describe an eclectic approach to treatment and management and methods to achieve their aims, frequently using non–healthcare facilities.
Learning Disability: Physical Therapy Treatment and Management. A Collaborative Approach, Second Edition is written in three sections:
- Section one describes the underlying theory. It includes worldwide social policy developments, which have influenced attitudes towards learning disability and subsequently affected physical treatment and management; causes and categorisation of learning disability; medication for associated conditions, their side effects and impact on physical ability; and orthopaedic procedures
- Section two focuses on assessment. It describes multi–professional structures within which assessments are undertaken; communication skills required for their success; and physiotherapy assessments methods and interpretation of results, which can also be used by other professions.
- Section three describes nine practical methods of physical treatment and management ranging from posture management with profoundly disabled people to working through sport.
Health professionals working with people who have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities), staff and carers involved in their day–to–day management ands tudents will find this book a valuable resource.
List of fi gures.
List of tables.
List of contributors.
I Learning Disability and Associated Problems that Affect Physical Ability.
1 What is Learning Disability? (Jeanette Rennie).
2 Learning Disability: Classifi cation and Associated Conditions (Jeanette Rennie, Mark Sterrick and Jane Neil–MacLachlan).
3 Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in People with Learning Disabilities (Tanya Thiagarajah).
4 Orthopaedic Aspects of Learning Disability (James E. Robb).
II Assessing Physical Ability and Planning Intervention.
5 The Multiprofessional Learning Disability Team (Patricia Odunmbaku Auty and Jeanette Rennie).
6 First Steps in Communicating with People Who Have Learning Disabilities (Sue Standing and Sue Smith).
7 Assessment (Anneliese Barrell).
8 Interpretation of Assessment Results as a Basis for Intervention and Outcome Measures (Anneliese Barrell).
III Practical Treatment and Management.
9 Postural Care (John Goldsmith and Liz Goldsmith).
10 An approach to Treating and Managing Severe Physical Disability (Ann Findlay).
11 Hydrotherapy (Patricia Odunmbaku Auty).
12 Riding for Disabled People (Alys Watson).
13 Rebound Therapy (Sally Smith and Debbi Cook).
14 Group Work (Jeanette Rennie, Lucy Clark and Helen Holme).
15 Sport and Outdoor Pursuits (Angela Johnson, Jonathan Gray and Ian Silkstone, updated by Jeanette Rennie).
16 Developing Opportunities for Health Promotion and Fitness Using Standard Local Facilities (Jeanette Rennie, Michael Craven, Amanda Leech and Sybil Williams).
17 Complementary Therapies (Libby Davies, Jane Bruce and Maria Gunstone).
Appendix A: Further Reading.
Appendix B: Useful Addresses and Web Sites.
Appendix C: Relevant Acts of Parliament.