Learning Disabilities in Children introduces the theory relating to learning disabilities from the family perspective, and includes an examination of support systems for parents, carers, and siblings. The authors emphasis why contact from service providers is necessary, particularly those based in health, education and welfare agencies. In addition, the need to give power to children and families as a multi–agency responsibility is addressed, with the aim of promoting positive practice in the professional sector for the benefit of the children involved.
1. Learning Disability: Theory and Practice.
2. Children, Young People with Learning Disabilities and their Carers.
3. Learning Disabilities and Child Development (Peter Randall).
4. Family Matters: Informal Support.
5. Family Matters: Formal Support.
6. Brothers and Sisters.
7. Life Transitions and Barriers to Change.
8. Child Protection: Prevention and Risk.
9. Giving Power to Children and Families.
10. Multi–agency Practice.
11. Promoting Positive Practice.
This is a useful resource for those specialising in child welfare and community careAslib Book Guide
Peter Burke and Kathy Cigno succeed in providing a resource which serves those whose interests may be more professional or personal than academic.
This is a well written and well researched book which is easy to read. The text is sound and realistic in its approach a welcome addition to the promotion of positive practice for children with learning disabilities and their families.Learning Disability Practice