Learning Disabilities in Children. Working Together For Children, Young People And Their Families

  • ID: 2221433
  • Book
  • 196 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Quotations like this about five year old Joe are used to illustrate this text which draws on the experience of learning disabilities in the family. Peter Burke and Katy Cigno provide helpful definitions and reflect on some preliminary, but important, theoretical ideas linking to social exclusion and vulnerability. Drawing on research and experience, different aspects of family lives are illustrated in all their diversity. The implications of stressful times, major upheavals and transitions for family members are examined in detail, indicating when help from professionals should be readily available.

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.

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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.

12 Postscript.




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Peter Burke
Katy Cigno
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